Prepared by Simplifed team members Claire Dowell, Stephanie Leu, and Grace Zhang pdf version Introduction The United States is the only member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), or more economically advanced countries of the world, to not provide any federally mandated paid parental leave.1  Paid parental leave is defined as fully…

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In case you haven’t heard the term before, we’ve created a quick intro to telelactation aka online breastfeeding support or virtual lactation consultation or any combination of those words. It’s a contactless way to get professional medical advice, which is especially relevant during the current COVID climate. Take a look at the worksheet to see…

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It can be worrisome as a mother to not breastfeed your baby to sleep. Although it’s what many experts argue for, we’ll break down some commonly asked questions that’ll help you get a good sense of how to approach it yourself. Read on to see what Kathy Murphy, one of our very own IBCLCs, has…

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We at SimpliFed know that there are a million resources to tell you what to expect when you are expecting. We also know how overwhelming it can be to sift through page after page trying to understand what exactly will happen. To help you stay informed and empowered in the birthing process, we developed a…

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In this article we want to run through the specifics of getting reimbursed for Aetna. This is just one example of a plan, so your experience may vary slightly depending on your own individual plan. We have published an article outlining the general steps to figure out the reimbursement process here.   The usual process 1.…

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We at SimpliFed understand the overwhelming pressure to choose how to feed your baby. We want to make it clear that while no option is perfect, every option will result in a happy, healthy baby!  To help you make sense of the incredible amount of information out there to help you make the best decision…

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This is the #1 question that moms have. In the law of the land (aka the Affordable Care Act, #thanksObama), it is your RIGHT to have access to lactation counseling without cost-sharing for as long as you are breastfeeding. According to the National Women’s Law Center, the health care law requires all new health plans to…

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What defines a good mother? There are hundreds of ways one becomes a mom. There are thousands of paths a mom can take during her pregnancy. And there are millions of decisions a mom makes once her child is born. What do I feed my newborn? Should my baby’s poop look like this? Why is…

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