Larissa Waters, Greens Senator and hero to mums everywhere, has made history again this Thursday by being the first to breastfeed while moving a motion in parliament. Hooray!
First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her
— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) June 22, 2017
Putting her daughter first
The Queensland Senator and working mum made worldwide headlines last month when she became the first federal female politician to breastfeed in parliament, something other politicians had been campaigning about for a long time. The rules for parliament were changed last year to allow mums to breastfeed in the chamber.
Helping pave the way for more acceptance and flexibility for breastfeeding mothers everywhere (working or not), yesterday the senator was at it again when she remained breastfeeding her daughter Alia as she stood to move a motion on black lung disease. Mum power!
A mum’s gotta do what she’s gotta do
Some have labelled her act of publicly working while feeding her child a PR stunt and unnecessary – to that we say, seriously??!! Waters is a complete boss and we give her extra points for the spew rag draped over her shoulder. What a proud mummy moment! Just doing what you have to for your daughter while not compromising your work.
— carl d. (@carld1980) June 22, 2017
Her colleagues are on board
Larissa’s colleagues appeared to not only accept her multitasking breastfeeding motion move, but appeared utterly delighted – giving hope to all those working mums out there feeling the need to hide away when breastfeeding their hungry babies.
— Stephanie Peatling (@srpeatling) June 22, 2017
Go Larissa! It’s a big thumbs up from us.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve had to do while breastfeeding?