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Friday, October 14, 2016

Icelandic MP breastfeeds baby daughter during parliamentary speech

Unnur Bra Konradsdottir, MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, breastfed her baby girl while giving a speech at the Althingi Parliament Yesterday.



This has never happened before in the country and is probably unique in the world. Attitudes towards breastfeeding in public are considered to be very liberal in Iceland, as this event clearly demonstrates.

The politician explains why she brought her baby with her to the podium during a speech on immigration law.
Unnur Bra Konradsdottir quote: “She was hungry and I had not expected to go to the pulpit. Then another MP was giving statements on a bill that I put forward on the behalf of the Judicial Affairs Committee, to which I had to respond. So I either had to tear the baby girl of me and leave her crying with the MP sitting next to me or just take her with me and I thought it would cause less disturbance to take her with me”.


“She has been with me at the Parliament almost since she was born so my fellow MPs are used to her. She has attended numerous committee meetings with me over the final days of this parliament. Usually she is very calm and when we cast our votes she is sound asleep. So there have never been any incidents before”, Unnur Bra Konradsdottir said.
euronews.com cullage.


Wow...wow..wow!!!


32 comments:

  1. This is actually something I can do in this situation. All the same, I think she's very brave.

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  2. Lovely mother and child. Our women need to learn from this.

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    1. Lol imagine a female Nigerian senator trying this! Hmmmm e fit cause war sef. All dem perverted, vile mu...lim men will don their extremist holier than thou attitude and turn it into smth else. Not to mention fellow women that will take her to hell and back. Infact na women e go pain pass
      Sigh! My country

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    2. For my Anglican church na war o. U must not breast feed in church. No chairs outside either.

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    1. I don't like your attitude, be a strong woman and believe that someday everything will be alright. Just work hard and pray hard and miracle will happen. Stop using the word poverty on yourself, the tongue is a strong weapon, only proclaim good things in your life. Your Angel will locate you someday

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    2. Honestly@ Stella, please stop enabling White Berry's comments. It's becoming nauseating! Haba!
      Every post is an avenue to beg now. How does this post about breastfeeding turn into a pity party?? No one is going to help you at this rate. Change your attitude. Do something useful with your life rather than posting self pity comments all over the place. You are not handicapped or on a sick bed. You are able bodied...go out and find work!!!!

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    3. James thanks for that. You are what you call urself. White Berry pls there is power in our tongue, use urs positively. It is well wt you.

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    4. Why should her comments be disabled? Shebi d'royalty beg with her id and all that. Since she has decided to be a beggar, allow her beg in peace.

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    5. Chai James' Hater na your comment come bad pass...'since she has decided to be a beggar'.

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  4. The joy of motherhood. I support you 110%

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  5. Bravo!Brava!! Woman not ashamed to breastfeed ..missylynn

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  6. God gave Adam and Eve His Light But the devil brought darkness and Adam blinded by darkness determined to keep Eve in deeper darkness and the world had been in deep dark chaos BUT JESUS CAME WITH HIS LIGHT INTO OUR HEARTS AGAIN ONLY IF WE LET HIM! Peace!

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  7. Ohh. What happened to caregivers/nanny and using a breast pump. Biko shift

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    1. So you will willingly hand over your child to caregivers /nanny when you have an opportunity and options to carry your child to work? Naaawaaoo! I'm surprised at your response sha.
      Madam MP, I really commend you.
      Wish that we can be able to take our children to work, till they're one year old then, you can register him/her in a crèche or make use of nanny. Another way of encouraging exclusive breastfeeding, for those that intend practicing it.

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  8. Wow wow
    And some people will be yabbing all these market women that brings their boobs out n deir baby will be sucking while selling their fish, tomatoes etc

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  9. Good!

    I will never understand the fuss over breastfeeding in public.I Don't get the "outcry"
    And I don't care to!
    I'll do the same without batting an eyelid!

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    1. It's a big deal here, because I know that there're certain places where you can't even attempt breastfeeding your child eg in the Church. You have to go and find a secluded place to tend to your child.

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  11. Wow she is really brave. I'm not against breastfeeding in public but Pls try and cover the breast with a little cloth. Even if you've birth 5 kids, exposing your breast in public is still a form of exposing your nakedness.

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  12. Breastfeeding is one of the most natural thing, i don't know what the fuss is all about!
    Nigerian mothers has been breastfeeding their babies since the beginning of time, with no one staring at them with an evil eyes, it was the same westerners who introduced them to formulas.

    I breastfed my son everywhere, although i wore breastfeeding bra.

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  13. Good. Send this link to my sister inlaw. She go dey hude breast from me.

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    1. Na you get breast? Hahahahahaha

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  14. I dont understand this sudden fascination with breastfeeding. Our mothers have been breastfeeding. Why has it become a "trend". Its a normal thing. I dont get sha

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  15. Hahahahaha @ Tilly she is a public figure remember

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  16. @ANon 11.22 which Anglican Church? No come here dey LIE o. I have breastfed inside my church before but codedly.

    Naija employers should provide rooms for Nursing Mothers working- to come with their babies to work abeg. This is what our Reps should do. A bill to make provision for NUrsing mothers to come with their babies provided they can pay the Nanny from their salary. Things go dey sweet dey go...haba!

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    1. How can our reps have a law protecting women,wen the president says women don't deserve anything except kitchen management including his own wife.

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