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Video: Member of Iceland's parliament makes a speech while breastfeeding

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  • Parliament nursing Breastfeeding in public has been a heated debate in some countries but not in Iceland where people seem largely unfazed by the practise. Screenshot from video, see below.

Today Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, a member of Iceland's parliament, made a speech in parliament while breastfeeding her newly born baby. While nursing in public is not at all considered controversial in Iceland, it's believed this was a first in Iceland's parliament, called Alþingi, and has been widely celebrated.

Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, age 42, is a parlimentarian for the ruling Indipendence Party (Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn) and her daughter was born 1 September. 

Last year Björt Ólafsdóttir, a member of parliament for the Bright Future Party, (Björt framtíð) joined the growing number of Icelandic women who have ‘freed the nipple’ on Twitter. The parliamentarian published a photo of her breast under the caption: “This is for feeding babies. Shove that up your patriarchy.”

Read more: Member of parliament bares breast in support of #Free the nipple campaign

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