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.