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Female lawmakers now able to breastfeed in Kansas House

Female lawmakers are now able to breastfeed in the Kansas House.

The Kansas City Star reports lawmakers approved the breastfeeding provision Tuesday as part of a package of rules for the chamber.

Representative Ponka-We Victors, a Wichita Democrat who offered the rule change, says the House rules should be updated to reflect the makeup of the chamber’s members.

Representative Susan Humphries, a Wichita Republican, said the breastfeeding on the House floor hadn’t been an issue in the past even though House rules didn’t take a stance on the issue. She questioned whether it was necessary to make a specific rule on the subject.

Photo courtesy of Kansas State Capitol Facebook page.

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