by the Associated Press

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

Lawmakers approved the breastfeeding provision Tuesday as part of a package or rules for the chamber.

Rep. 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.

Rep. 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.