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LONG BEACH, Calif. – A 25-year-old woman caused a stir online after she posted a picture of herself breastfeeding her baby at her college graduation. Karlesha Thurman posted the picture from the ceremony at Long Beach State University on Twitter.

It was also posted on a Facebook group called “Black Woman Do Breastfeed.” Reaction to the photo was mixed.

Buzzfeed reported many people supported her picture and her action. However, some people complained about the photo and said neither location nor  the amount of skin exposed in public was appropriate. Supporters responded to those criticisms with pictures of Rihanna’s dress from the CFDA Awards.

Breast Feeding graduation

Buzzfeed said Thurman wrote on her Facebook page: “I found out I was pregnant my last year of college, had my daughter one week into my last semester, she was my motivation to keep going, so me receiving my BA was OUR moment.”

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