[Watch] New Zealand Speaker Feeds Milk To Lawmaker's Baby During Debate

Published : 22 Aug 2019 12:27 PM GMT
[Watch] New Zealand Speaker Feeds Milk To LawmakerImage Credit: Twitter/TrevorMallard

It was just another day on the New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday with lawmakers from both sides, speaker, and a baby.

New Zealand lawmaker Tāmati Coffey had just returned from his paternity leave with his one-month-old son. To facilitate Coffey during the debate the House Speaker, Trevor Mallard babysat for him and even fed milk to the baby. Mallard tweeted a photo of himself feeding Coffey’s newborn son while presiding over the debate.

The speaker captioned the picture with a pinch of humour “ Normally the Speaker’s Chair is only used by Presiding Officers, but today a VIP took the chair with me.” He also congratulated Tamati Coffey and Tim for the newest member of the family. It was Tamati’s first day in the Parliament after paternity leave.

Other lawmakers supported Mallard too. Gareth Hughes, a Green Party parliamentary member, posted a photo of the baby in the Parliament saying, “Lovely to have a baby in the House, and what a beautiful one.”


Netizens Appreciated Mallard

The netizens were quick enough to praise Mallard after he posted the picture online. His tweet garnered over 1300 likes and was retweeted frequently within hours of posting.

One Twitter user said: “New Zealand..you might be a small country, but you have a huge lesson to teach the world! Great photo!”

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