Argentinian Politician Victoria Donda Perez Votes ‘Yes’ on the Issue of Breastfeeding In Public

ByCassie Kreitner
Senior Editor
Published
Jul 2015
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Victoria Donda Perez just set a new benchmark for public breastfeeding–not to mention multitasking!

Earlier this month, Perez brought eight-month-old daughter Trilce to work. But this was not your average cubicle farm—since Perez, 37, is a politician, her office that day happened to be a parliamentary session at the nation’s capital. And when duty called (aka Trilce got hungry), Perez breastfed baby right there in her seat rather than leaving the room, a move that’s getting both praise and criticism after photo and video were posted online by a Peruvian newspaper.

Many Perez supporters are hailing the Argentinian MP as another positive role model for working mothers, while others are saying it was inappropriate to bare her breast for such a public feeding.

Perhaps one reason Perez seemed so relaxed to be breastfeeding in parliament was that this wasn’t baby Trilce’s first government go-round. In fact, this mini politician-in-training has already had face time with Bolivia’s president and joined mom to meet with constituents. Not too bad for baby’s first year.

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