This is the viral image of a stunning student taking time out of her own graduation ceremony to breastfeed her baby.
Picture Credits: AsiaWire & AsiaWire/Ehspep Aranas
According to local media, 22-year-old Pepshe Aranas was graduating from the Liceo de Cagayan University in the city of Cagayan de Oro in the Philippine region of Northern Mindanao.
During the ceremony, the student was photographed breastfeeding her two-month-old daughter Olivia Cheska Saa while wearing her graduation gown.
She said on social media: “Breastfeeding, but I’ll graduate. It’s a struggle but I’ll get through it.”
Aranas added: “That moment when you’re embarrassed to stand because people will look at you, but you have no choice, I needed to breastfeed my baby and I don’t really care what other people think.
“What’s important is I’m not doing anything wrong and I’m going to graduate.
“Having a child is not in any way a hindrance when studying. You can still reach your dreams in life.”
The pretty student received a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel and restaurant management, according to reports.
Netizen ‘Jo-ann Esmana Fernandez’ commented: “Congratulations, because you did not stop your studies when you had a baby. You are a role model for other women.”
‘Vivian Que’ said: “I admire this. I salute the woman.”
‘Ariane Jane Galili Ramirez’ wrote: “I applaud all mums who are able to finish their studies.”
Erica Valenzuela said: “We shouldn’t feel embarrassed about breastfeeding our children because a mother’s milk is more important than anything in a can or sachet.”