Photo of mother breastfeeding her daughter at home while sitting on the toilet goes viral ... as critics accuse her of being 'unhygienic' Images shows Elisha Wilson Beach nursing her child while on the toilet The photo has gone viral with more than 211,000 likes on Facebook But many have criticised the mum-of-two for her bathroom breastfeeding LA-based Wilson Beach says 'motherhood ain't pretty' An image of a woman breastfeeding her toddler while sitting on the toilet with her trousers around her ankles has caused a storm on the internet. Originally posted on Instagram and then shared on the Facebook page of Life of Dad, which describes itself as 'the social network for dads', the picture has now been shared more than 25,000 times and has been liked on Facebook more than 211,000 times. Alabama-born mum-of-two Elisha Wilson Beach, is pictured breastfeeding her daughter in the image. The picture has divided those who've seen it with many criticising the mother for her unapologetic approach to multi-tasking. http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/21/11/27CDD9D300000578-3048548-image-a-1_1429611503718.jpg +2 The chaos of motherhood laid bare: Mum-of-two Elisha Wilson Beach, from Los Angeles, shared this photo of herself breastfeeding her toddler daughter while on the toilet. The image has since gone viral http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/21/12/27D09D7000000578-3048548-image-m-12_1429615179623.jpg Unapologetic: Elisha Wilson Beach posted the image alongside a series of hashtags to explain her reasons for posting the image including #confessionsofamom, #ididthat and #iamnotsorry http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/21/12/27D07EB900000578-3048548-image-a-9_1429614985723.jpg Debate: The image, which has attracted more than 25,000 shares on Facebook has provoked debate Alongside the image are the words: 'This is motherhood and it ain't always pretty. What's your #momtruth? #motherhood #motherhoodaintpretty #tmi #confessionsofamom #ididthat #iamnotsorry' The snap has divided the internet community with much of the online furore focused around hygiene. One Facebook user, Amanda Martin, wrote: 'I would never ever breastfeed my child in the bathroom. It's unsanitary regardless. 'Stick your kid in the crib until you're done, or pump it and give it to them.' Another, Karen Bryce, chimed in: 'How can you say this picture is beautiful? I think its very distasteful. 'Would you allow your partner to take a picture of you while doing the toilet? And then post it for all to see?' On Twitter, the image has also been doing the rounds with one user,@SeanKessie, saying: 'So disgusting, see photo of a mother breastfeeding her child while using the toilet.' While another, @WillTwerk4Food, expressed their dismay at the whole scene saying: 'It's the breastfeeding...the tampons on the floor...her being on the toilet...just everything.' http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/21/12/27D075C000000578-3048548-image-a-7_1429614831336.jpg Divisive: Many people took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the image including @SeanKessie, who called the shot 'disgusting' http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/04/21/12/27D07B8900000578-3048548-image-a-6_1429614826392.jpg This user, @WillTwerk4Food, complains about the general disarray of the bathroom as well as the nursing There were also plenty of comments suggesting that Wilson Beach wasn't actually breastfeeding and that it was her elbow in the shot, something which the mother herself quickly cleared up. Posting her own riposte to the criticism on Facebook, she said: 'This is my picture and yes I am breastfeeding. 'I shared it on Instagram knowing that some people would think it's TMI but it's reality. Wilson Beach, who describes herself on Instagram as 'a mom, wife, arts educator, foodie, nauralista and more' adds: 'Everybody complains that social media is full of people pretending to live picture perfect lives and I see so many mothers doubting themselves based on those photos. She continued: 'Well, this is reality and so many mothers are doing this exact thing right now. Motherhood ain't pretty but then that's what makes it so beautiful.' The overwhelming reaction has been supportive though with many praising Wilson Beach's honesty for showing how demanding life can be with a young child.