Senator breastfeeds her baby on the floor of parliament

Senator Larissa Waters breastfeeds her baby
Senator Larissa Waters breastfeeds her baby
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A senator in Australia, has made history to be the first woman to legally breastfeed her baby on the floor of parliament.

Senator Larissa Waters of the Greens party, was recently seen on the floor of parliament breastfeeding her 10-week-old daughter.

Waters, 40, was very proud of the moment, and allowed herself to be photographed. She uploaded the photo to Twitter, where it went viral.

Waters, who is the co-deputy of the Greens party, worked tirelessly to change the senate rules to allow breastfeeding on the floor of parliament.

Several years ago, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, who is also a member of the Greens party, brought her 2-year-old daughter into parliament, but the child was ejected.

“So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli #auspol,” Waters wrote in Twitter.

Waters’ husband, Jeremy Gates, who works as a digital marketer, has scaled back his business operations to be a full-time dad.

Whenever Alia gets hungry, her father brings her to the floor of parliament, where she gets her feeding in full view of other senators.

Most people praised the moment as a major victory for women in politics, but not everyone agreed.

Anna‏ wrote: “All wonderful, but the baby needs your full attention, so does the Parliament. Half done job is not what you have signed up for I guess.”