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


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

Gould, who serves as the minister of democratic institutions, returned from maternity leave last month with her 3-month-old son Oliver in tow.

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Gould, who serves as the minister of democratic institutions, returned from maternity leave last month with her 3-month-old son Oliver in tow.

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

Thanks Andrew Leslie for the help today! #BabyOnBoard #LiberalFamily #FamilyFriendly Merci Andrew Leslie pour l'aide aujourd'hui! #polcan #bébéàbord

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The House of Commons is where important legislation is discussed and voted on.

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

That's her in the top left corner, feeding her kid like it's no big deal (because it isn't). Question Period happens daily, and it's a time when members of Parliament get to grill and hold one another accountable.

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That’s her in the top left corner, feeding her kid like it’s no big deal (because it isn’t). Question Period happens daily, and it’s a time when members of Parliament get to grill and hold one another accountable.

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

Gould herself said there’s “no shame in breastfeeding! Baby’s gotta eat & I had votes.”

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

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