This politician breastfed while giving a speech, and we’re cheering
We love ladies who take the world of politics by storm. And we especially love the fact that they’re not ashamed to be real in the process. Australian Senator Larissa Waters breastfed her baby in the middle of giving a speech yesterday, and we’re in awe. (Seriously, talk about multitasking.)
In May, Waters became the first politician to breastfeed in the Australian parliament, but this is next level. Waters is the proud mother of a baby girl, Alia, who was born earlier this year. Alia is Waters’ second daughter, and visual proof that women shouldn’t be afraid to balance motherhood and career.
We think that Waters handled the situation like a boss.
In a statement reported by Mashable, Waters opened up about the experience, saying:
"Women have always worked and reared children, whether that work was paid in the workplace or unpaid in the home," she said. "I hope it helps to normalise breastfeeding and remove any vestige of stigma against breastfeeding a baby when they are hungry."
Of course, Waters is also well aware that she’s making history.
Thanks to Waters, the Australian House of Representatives has already made a bunch of changes to allow political parents to bring their children into the chamber — breastfed or not. So, while breastfeeding during a speech is jaw-droppingly cool now, hopefully in the near future it’ll be considered the norm. That’s a win for everyone.