In a world where we're finally seeing world leader mamas legislating and nursing their wee ones more and more, a British Member of Parliament who is breastfeeding received a warning after she brought her 3-month-old to a parliamentary session.

British Member of Parliament Stella Creasy said that "Mothers in the mother of all parliaments are not to be seen or heard it seems."


She's an opposition Labour legislature who campaigned for MPs to have full maternity coverage, and she received a warning after she spoke at a debate last week while also holding her sleepingthree-month-old son.

The rebuke brought about a promise of parliamentary reforms the following day, after outrage occurred over her treatment.

She tweeted an email from a House of Commons official that stated the rule that she shouldn't take a seat in the chamber if accompanied by a child.

Members of MPs from all sides of the political spectrum were enraged and promised reviews of current rules, with many admitting that the rules have been inconsistently applied thus far.

Previously, MPs have brought babies to debates without reprimand or rebuke. Former Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson did so in 2018.

Alex Davies-Jones, a Labour MP, tweeted that when elected in 2019, she was breastfeeding and Speaker of The House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle assured her she would be able to feed her baby in the House of Commons itself or Westminster Hall.

Hoyle said he'd not known about the official rebuke. He stressed that it was, "It is extremely important that parents of babies and young children are able to participate fully in the work of this House."

Creasy's response was one of that was glad.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife Carrie is expecting their second child. He says he backs reforms that would put the workplace as modern and flexible for the 21st century, but that it would ultimately be up to the House of Commons.

Let's hope the House of Commons reconsiders and allows moms to juggle their jobs and the time they need for their families in the workplace.

In February, the government introduced six-month formal paid maternity leave for senior ministers. Attorney-General Suella Braverman was the first cabinet member to benefit from the new law.

The rules for Backbench MPs are different, however. Creasy in 2019 became the first MP to hire a locum to work on her behalf after her daughter's birth, but was not allowed to do this again for Pip.

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