I’ve been thinking about starting a breastfeeding blog for some time now…and amazingly, have even been encouraged to do so (people actually want to read what I have to say??) The only thing that was stopping me was a name. I thought and thought and thought some more. And as original as some of my ideas seemed, when I Googled them they were already taken or there was a site too similar.
Breastfeeding is a part of our life. Especially when we are home, snuggled up with our two boys; there is a pretty good chance that they are nursing. We are a family of lactivists. And so, one evening, as I spouted off a story about galactagogues (substances that promotes lactation), my ever so witty husband called me a Galactagoddess. Immediately, I thought “That’s it! That’s the name of my blog!” but then I thought some more. I’m a pretty humble gal, did I really want to compare myself to a deity??
Well, you know the answer, because otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it! I’m not asking anyone to put me on a pedestal. I’m putting myself on a pedestal. I’m owning up to my ability to do something pretty amazing…the ability to sustain another human being. And I’m inviting you to do the same. Whether you breastfed for a day, a few weeks, six months, one year, four years…you are a goddess in my book.
galacto- or galacta-