Afiya Orara, CLC, CLD, CBE

Afiya Orara, CLC,CLD,CBE, is a certified lactation counselor, child birth educator, and doula. Afiya has also taken the postpartum support international two day course, and is on the Greater Grand Rapids postpartum mood disorder health advisory team. Afiya Orara answers breastfeeding questions daily by mothers she works with in Grand Rapids, as well as women all over the United States. Contact Afiya at: afiyaorara@gmail.com

Afiya Orara, CLC,CLD,CBE, is a certified lactation counselor, child birth educator, and doula. Afiya has also taken the postpartum support international two day course, and is on the Greater Grand Rapids postpartum mood disorder health advisory team. Afiya Orara answers breastfeeding questions daily by mothers she works with in Grand Rapids, as well as women all over the United States. Contact Afiya at: afiyaorara@gmail.com

Breast milk let-down is a normal and necessary function in the process of lactation and breastfeeding. However, sometimes issues may arise that can cause concern for a new mother. One of these issues is an overactive, or underactive, let-down. Overactive let-down is defined simply as milk that is flowing too ...

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When we breastfeed, everything we eat and drink affects our breast milk. Sometimes our babies can have an intolerance or allergy to certain foods/beverages that we consume. Cow's milk is the number one intolerance of babies, whether nursing or not. This is due to babies not being able to digest the complex ...

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Breastfeeding one baby is commendable; however breastfeeding twins, triplets, or more, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize! Do not fret – successfully breastfeeding multiples can be easy! The first thing to know is that you will make enough breast milk for all of your babies. One of the top worries of nursing ...

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Many women wanting a child birth with minimal medically invasive techniques usually seek out two types of women: a doula and a midwife. A midwife does all of the medical care, including the prenatal care, ultrasounds, and delivery of the baby. A doula, on the other hand, provides no medical ...

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A nursing mother should always be educated on how to properly store her pumped breast milk; acquiring this knowledge will help in many aspects of her life as a nursing mother. A mother may need to store her breast milk for events like traveling, or when her child is in the care of others, or if she is going back to work, and any other time when ...

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How the baby latches on to the breast is one of the most important ingredients in the breastfeeding relationship. How the baby latches on affects mom and baby. A good latch benefits baby because it enables him/her to suckle effectively, drawing out an adequate amount of milk from the breast. A good latch benefits mom ...

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How to Handle Engorgement

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by from Blogs
Engorgement is a common discomfort that many, if not all, breastfeeding women endure. But, what is engorgement? When does it happen? What causes it? And, how can one get relief from engorgement? Engorgement is when the breasts are full of milk – to the point of feeling and looking very ...

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Breathing techniques during the labor and delivery of a baby is one of the most important aspects of the birthing process. Good breathing is beneficial to the mom, as it helps reduce pain, supplies the body with oxygen, and supplies the muscles with oxygen (so that they can handle the contractions better). ...

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