Willow-Jean Prime breastfeeds in Parliament debating chamber

The Labour MP is the first to breastfeed in the debating chamber.
The Labour MP is the first to breastfeed in the debating chamber. Photo credit: Willow-Jean Prime / Facebook

Labour MP Willow-Jean Prime breastfed her baby in Parliament's debating chamber on Wednesday.

Newshub's Jenna Lynch told RadioLIVE it was a special moment for recently elected Speaker Trevor Mallard.

"Trevor Mallard has already had a win in the House," Lynch says.

"Yesterday he promised to make Parliament a more family-friendly place, and something quite special happened in the House today.

"Willow-Jean Prime is sitting down there in the debating chamber with her baby and she actually started breastfeeding the little baby. So I think that's a very inclusive Parliament at the moment."

A special room near the chamber was established in the 1980s to allow women to breastfeed, however it wasn't until the 1990s that a Parliamentary childcare facility was setup.

Newshub.