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[Watch]: Australian Senator breastfeeds while moving motion in parliament

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By Marios Ioannou
[Watch]: Australian Senator breastfeeds while moving motion in parliament

<p>Australian senator Larissa Waters won’t let anything get between her and her baby.</p> <p>On Thursday she moved a motion within the Federal Parliament while breastfeeding.</p> <p>Waters rose to put forward a motion on Black Lung disease, all the while holding and feeding her 14-week old baby Alia Joy, local media reported.</p> <p>The Greens senator made headlines in May this year as the first woman to breastfeed within Federal Parliament, after a ban was lifted last year allowing it to occur within the chamber.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="el"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Greens Senator Larissa Waters putting forward a motion on Black Lung while breastfeeding in the Senate <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/auspol?src=hash">#auspol</a> <a href="https://t.co/k7RgBy4yqp">pic.twitter.com/k7RgBy4yqp</a></p>— Lukas Coch (@cochl) <a href="https://twitter.com/cochl/status/877726745318662144">22 Ιουνίου 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="el"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think this is what ppl mean when they talk abt a flexible boss. <a href="https://twitter.com/RichardDiNatale"><code>RichardDiNatale</a> with <a href="https://twitter.com/larissawaters"></code>larissawaters</a> new staffer. <a href="https://twitter.com/ellinghausen"><code>ellinghausen</a> pic. <a href="https://t.co/e5mrMT5p1p">pic.twitter.com/e5mrMT5p1p</a></p>— Stephanie Peatling (</code>srpeatling) <a href="https://twitter.com/srpeatling/status/877723588417044480">22 Ιουνίου 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Greens colleague Sarah Hanson-Young made headlines in 2009 when her two-year-old daughter Kora was taken from her arms and ejected from the Senate chamber.</p> <p>In 2015, Kelly O’Dwyer, a Liberal MP and cabinet minister, was told by the government whip to express more milk to ensure she did not miss votes in Parliament.<br /> But the Parliament last year changed its rules to allow mothers to breastfeed in the chamber.</p> <p>Previously, mothers had to leave the chamber to breastfeed and were required to seek a proxy for any votes.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">SOURCE</span>:REUTERS</strong></p>