Allowing female MPs to breastfeed in the House of Commons would risk ridicule from the press, an Essex MP has said.
Conservative Sir Simon Burns, urged "caution" over the potential move to make the Commons more family friendly, during a Westminster debate on the subject.
The former health minister added that he agreed with the former Speaker Baroness Boothroyd, who said she would allow breastfeeding in the Commons when supermarket checkout staff were able to do the same.
Chelmsford MP Simon Burns has met with bosses of soft drinks firm Britvic over its decision to close its factory in the city. Around 230 jobs will be lost when the plant closes next year.
The Conservative said he had been reassured the firm will do all it can to help staff find alternative employment including relocation to other Britvic factories, like Norwich and the company's head office in Hemel Hempstead.