A picture of a mum breastfeeding her baby during her graduation day has gone viral as she thanked her university for supporting her throughout her studies. 

Jacci Sharkey, 24, posed in her graduation gown while she breastfed her  six-week-old son.

The photo was posted online by The University of the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, earlier this week. It’s already acquired more than 88,000 likes  on Facebook and nearly 2,500 shares. 


The mum-of-two graduated with a Bachelor of Business, Human Resources Management and Marketing. She told the Daily Mail Australia she shared the picture to try and encourage other mums to pursue their studies.

‘It’s a great message and I wanted to get it out there,’ she said.

‘I’m not going to hide something that’s been done for centuries,’ she said.

‘But the meaning behind the photo isn’t about me breastfeeding, it’s about supporting mums.’

Congratulations to Jacci, not only on her graduation but also for sending out a brilliant and worthwhile message. 

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