Australian senator makes history as she breastfeeds in Parliament

Larissa Waters returned to work after 10 weeks of maternity leave on Tuesday with her daughter Alia Joy in her arms.

Australian senator Larissa Waters breastfeeding her daughter in Parliament. picture: @larissawaters.

JOHANNESBURG - Australian senator Larissa Waters has made history by breastfeeding her two-month-old infant in Parliament, showing all mothers that they can handle both work and family - and still be classy while at it.

Waters returned to work after 10 weeks of maternity leave on Tuesday with her daughter Alia Joy in her arms.

The co-deputy leader of Australia's Green party, made history by becoming the first woman to ever feed her baby in the chambers.

According to CNN, the Australian Parliament changed its rules last year to allow female lawmakers to nurse their infants in Parliament. Before that, children were banned from the chamber and breastfeeding mothers were given a proxy vote.

Shortly after Joy was born, the proud mother took to Facebook to announce that she will be attending parliamentary proceedings with her daughter in tow.

“She is even more inspiration for continuing our work to address gender inequality and stem dangerous climate change. (And yes, if she's hungry, she will be breastfed in the Senate chamber).”

Waters even went on to give props to mother who are ‘juggling everything’.

“To all the awesome mums out there juggling everything - you are the real superheroes.”