Photo of mom breastfeeding infant at graduation ceremony reignites debate

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 10, 2014

A picture of a mother breastfeeding at her graduation ceremony from Long Beach State University has provoked a storm of online debate.

25-year-old Karlesha Thurman got pregnant in her last year of college. She completed her accounting degree and graduated last month.

At her graduation ceremony, she brought along her three-month-old daughter Aaliyah.

After the ceremony, Karlesha was proudly showing off her daughter to friends when Aaliyah became hungry. Still dressed in her cap and gown, Karlesha decided to feed her baby and a friend snapped a picture, according to the Daily Mail.

Although Karlesha deleted the photo from Facebook, the group Black Women Do Breastfeed shared it and spawned another round of debate online about breastfeeding in public.

What do you think of the photo?