Quantcast

Sanders Praises Women For Breastfeeding In Public

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has voiced his support for mothers who openly breastfeed their children, according to The Hill.

“As a society, we should never stigmatize women for breastfeeding in public,” the Vermont senator tweeted.

His message, which included a picture of a mother breastfeeding her baby daughter, was an acknowledgment of the #BoobsForBernie hashtag created by Margaret Ellen Bradford. A camera caught the woman breastfeeding her child during a Sanders campaign event in Cleveland.

Bradford wrote on her Facebook page: “This past week, my daughter and I got to attend a U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders rally. While there, she got hungry like babies do and, unbeknownst to me at the time, a reporter took this photo of us. After the rally, Bernie and Jane O’Meara Sanders both thanked me for doing what mothers do and taking care of my daughter when she needed her mom, even if that meant nursing in public!”

Bradford tweeted to talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres: “After sharing the story that went with the photo, it went unexpectedly viral! I’ve since had news stories show up in Cleveland, Arizona, Florida, Texas and others, plus countless blogs. I’ve seen it on over 50 different high-traffic Facebook pages. I’m being sent new articles by the hour! I’ve gotten a lot of hate mail and a lot more love mail, but the one thing I don’t have is a picture of my beautiful 6-month-old Bernie baby with Bernie and Jane Sanders! Any chance you could help me fulfill my wish, and help us get our photo with Bernie?”

Photo: Baltimore Sun

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

The never-ending story about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has taken many twists and turns, and another major...

A dad taking his children shopping at a Macy's store in Michigan says his 4-year-old went into the stall and found a firearm. The dad was able to...

It wasn't supposed to be a surprise party, but when grandma showed up with a bunch of balloons, everyone was beyond surprised. People were shocked...

A dentist and his wife smiled for their mug shots as though they were getting their portraits taken, and it doesn't seem as though the seriousness...

A mother of two struggling with an injury and cancer was in despair. Her roof was so bad that it was raining in her child's room. She sought help...

Latest Fab Stories

One Chicago woman racked with white guilt felt that she had to do something to start making amends to the African-American community. She came up...

Our nation’s political discourse has been on the decline for quite a while, but it hit a new low this week. This week, we’ve received further...

It seems Lindsay Lohan's days of causing controversy are never going to be behind her. In a recent video, she stirred up a firestorm by defending...

A floodgate has opened up in Hollywood, and victims are no longer remaining silent. For years, people afraid to speak up about sexual harassment,...

Chelsea Handler has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and she’s had a rather large megaphone to get her thoughts out there via...