This Politician Casually Breastfed At Work And People Are Here For It

Karina Gould has been bringing her baby boy to work, and yes, babies need to eat.

This is Karina Gould, who has the distinction of being the first Canadian federal cabinet minister to have a baby while in office.

Little Oliver has fit right in at Parliament Hill, taking time to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Gould has also made a point of bringing Oliver into the House of Commons, sometimes with a little help from her colleagues.

And on Tuesday she proved again that motherhood and politics can coexist when she casually breastfed Oliver during Question Period.

Even reporters thought it was cool to see breastfeeding so normalized in a place like the House of Commons.

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould is breastfeeding her baby during QP in the House of Commons. I’m glad I live in a country where this is normal and accepted (as it should be) * This is not a partisan statement *

Gould herself said that there's "no shame in breastfeeding! Baby's gotta eat & I had votes."

No shame in breastfeeding! Baby's gotta eat & I had votes. Clearly still work to do... Glad @HoCSpeaker & parl colleagues supportive! :)

Gould demonstrated that breastfeeding is the most normal and natural thing in the world, and that clearly means a lot to many people.

@karinagould @HoCSpeaker Thank you @karinagould @HoCSpeaker for normalizing breastfeeding! Women and work and children can all thrive.

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