Believers pray to the icon of the Mother of God "Galaktotrofousa" (Nursing) for the health of newborns and their mothers. This holy image of the Mother of God is close and understandable to everyone: it embodies the tender care of the Mother for the Child, their mutual love.
The miracle of motherhood is revered in virtually every culture and religion. Certainly, in the Orthodox tradition, the main intercessor and patroness of motherhood is the Virgin Mary. To each type of icon depicting the Mother of God (for there are many), parents turn with specific requests and aspirations. In particular, the image of the Mother of God "Galaktotrofousa" gives a special blessing for the lactation of milk and the performance of other maternal functions.
What do we pray the Mother of God "Galaktotrofousa" for?