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Australian Greens party Sen. Larissa Waters breastfeeds her baby Alia Joy during a session in the Senate Chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

An Australian lawmaker breastfed while she passed a motion in parliament


Australian lawmaker Sen. Larissa Waters made history Wednesday when she passed a motion in parliament while breastfeeding her three-month-old daughter. 

Waters' colleagues smiled behind her as the senator stood in the chamber and read the motion while nursing her daughter. 

Waters has been an advocate for mothers in Parliament and is outspoken about gender inequality.

The Australian Parliament changed its rules last year to allow female lawmakers to nurse their infants in the chamber. Waters created headlines worldwide when she breastfed in the parliament last month.

Waters was praised for her multitasking ability.

But not everyone was a fan.

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