Student Beauty Praised For Breastfeeding At Graduation

This is the viral image of a stunning student taking time out of her own graduation ceremony to breastfeed her baby.

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.

Credit: AsiaWire/Ehspep Aranas
Pepshe Aranas, 22, recently finished a course in Bachelor of Science

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.

Credit: AsiaWire/Ehspep Aranas
Eshpep Aranas`s graduation photo

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.”

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Story By: Lee BullenSub-EditorJoseph Golder,  Agency: AsiaWire

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