Graduating from college is already tough enough (what with all those 8 a.m. classes and multiple choice finals that are meant to trick you into a bad grade), but it’s even tougher when you’re a mom of three and just gave birth two months before you’re set to graduate. Lots of moms might choose to just forego the ceremony altogether, but Amber Bowers, a new graduate of Clary Sage College in Tulsa, Okla. decided to do things a little differently. Instead of skipping the ceremony (which she did consider), Bowers got permission to bring her baby, Luna, to the event. And she breastfed her throughout, earning more than a little support from both her classmates and “the internet.”
Bowers, whose picture was posted by a friend, spoke to Facebook group ‘Breastfeeding Mama Talk’ about her choice to bring her daughter to the graduation. Did she think the picture would get such a response? Absolutely not. That’s because Bowers says she wasn’t doing anything she wouldn’t normally do.