Babies eat and sleep pretty much whenever and wherever they want, which can lead new moms to face some interesting and unexpected breastfeeding moments. For me, it was when I held my nursing newborn in one arm and my territorial barking dog in the other while overseeing a carpet installation by two men who I had never met before. For Icelandic lawmaker Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, the situation was slightly more public: she had to respond to an immigration bill during a televised session of parliament. The mom of three was unexpectedly called to deliver her comments and chose to bring her daughter, who was born September 1st, with her in lieu of stopping the nursing session and giving her infant to another lawmaker. The best part was that Konráðsdóttir’s breastfeeding-while-working experience went completely without raised eyebrows or remarks, and that the session continued without pause. Unlike in America, where women are still publicly shamed for providing sustenance for their babies in public, Iceland long ago normalized and continues to support public nursing. Iceland also has impressive and progressive parental leave policies, although it appears Konráðsdóttir hasn’t necessarily taken advantage of them. In discussing her daughter’s live televised breastfeeding session, which she called “the most natural thing in the world,” she told a news outlet that “her fellow lawmakers were used to her baby anyway because she has been with her at the parliament ‘almost since she was born.'” European Parliament member Licia Ronzulli also made headlines for bringing her breastfeeding baby to sessions for months. As awesome as these women are, we hope at some point breastfeeding is normalized enough that a mom feeding her baby at work isn’t even newsworthy.

via The Washington Post