Parliament speaker feeds colleague's baby during debate

Published: Aug. 22, 2019 at 6:51 PM CDT
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Managing the work-life balance was on full display in New Zealand's parliament on Thursday.

While presiding over a debate, the speaker held and fed the one-month-old son of a lawmaker.

The baby's father had just returned from paternity leave and was sitting nearby.

Social media was quick to praise the speaker and the lawmaker for, quote, "normalizing the family unit."

Last year, New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern made history as the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a child while in office.

She returned to her day job shortly after - and her partner became a stay-at-home dad.