Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga with daughter Odette.
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga with daughter Odette.

Breastfeeding MP Brittany Lauga's 'multitasking'

PARLIAMENTARY mum Brittany Lauga says she has had widespread support over her push to change "archaic" rules in State Parliament after she brought her newborn daughter into the House to be fed.

It comes as the Member for Keppel this week posted a photo on social media showing her pumping breast milk while driving with the caption "#Multitasking."

"I'm no different to a lot of working parents out there, juggling the demands of work and also raising a family, time management is paramount and multi-tasking is something I have to do on a daily basis," she said.



Mrs Lauga said while she was no trailblazer as a working parent with time restrictions, she hoped to be able to give fellow working mums a greater voice when it came to decision-making in Queensland.

"(I'd like to) just to normalise it to show people what it is like on a busy day for a parent," she said.

"Certainly becoming a parent has opened my eyes to a whole heap of things that I think probably need to change, like child care needs to be made more affordable for working women.

"I think childcare workers need to be paid more because they really are heroes because I really appreciate the opportunity they give me to work."

It is legal to express breastmilk while driving if the motorist maintains due care and attention.