Elle Bradford, who lives in Barberton, Ohio, brought her 6-month-old daughter to a Bernie Sanders rally in Cleveland. Little Harper did what most babies do pretty much constantly — like, get hungry—and Elle decided to breastfeed her in the middle of the rally. "There is no, 'I'm feeding you in 10 minutes.' It's, 'I'm feeding you right here, right now, or you're screaming,'" Bradford told WEVS-TV.
A Reuters photographer captured the moment, and it went viral. She said that after the rally, Sanders and his wife, Jane, thanked her for being a mom.
Bradford's 3-year-old son, Gavin, was born with a hole in his heart, and for medical reasons she couldn't nurse him. So with Harper being her last child, she was determined to breastfeed, and to do it right. The response has been mostly positive, though there's definitely been hate mail, she said. She plans to be back in Cleveland for another Sanders rally this weekend.
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