Icelandic MP casually breastfeeds while debating in parliament

When asked about feeding her six-week-old daughter during a discussion on immigration, Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir replied: “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

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If recent news is to be believed, multi-tasking comes naturally to many Nordic politicians. (Like Norway’s Prime Minister, who was recently spotted playing Pokémon Go on the job.) On Wednesday, Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir — chair of Iceland’s parliamentary Judicial Affairs and Education Committeebreastfed her six-week-old daughter at the podium, mid-immigration debate, in Alþingi parliament.

“I either had to tear the baby girl off me and leave her crying with the MP sitting next to me, or just take her with me,” Konráðsdóttir said. “I thought it would cause less disturbance to take her with me.”

This isn’t the wee Konráðsdóttir’s first political appearance, either: She’s also accompanied her mom to regular committee meetings and this year’s Arctic Circle conference. Hey, a future diplomat’s gotta eat, right?

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