Mom Says She Received Death Threats After Breastfeeding at Sanders' Rally
A mom who received death threats after she was photographed breastfeeding her baby at a Bernie Sanders rally is speaking out.
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Margaret Bradford told INSIDE EDITION that she got hate mail after a photo showing her breastfeeding her six-month old daughter Harper in Cleveland, Ohio hit the internet.
“I was holding my baby, my baby got hungry, I fed my baby,” she said. “I fed my baby and people want to kill me! That to me is totally insane.”
Margaret said she had no idea the picture was taken at the rally last week until it surfaced on the internet.
She said she suffered panic attacks from the threatening comments and didn't know how to deal with that level of negativity. Now, she says she strays away from the comments when an article about her pops up.
"It's 2016, a mother nursing her baby doesn't seem, to me, to get as big as it got," she said.
One person who didn't mind was Sanders; he applauded the woman for breastfeeding in public.
“We should never stigmatize women for breastfeeding in public,” he tweeted
The photograph has even inspired the hashtag #BoobsForBernie, where new moms from across the country have been sharing pictures of themselves breastfeeding their children.