Lactation & Breastfeeding Resources

What are Doulas?

By Claire Dowell | April 2, 2021

As unpredictable as giving birth can be, many people will still want to plan all the details they can before the big day. One of the things you often have control over is who will be in the room during delivery, and who will be in charge of your journey. To ease some anxieties, deciding…

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Women in the Workforce

By Claire Dowell | March 21, 2021

Prepared by SimpliFed Team Members Claire Dowell and Michelle Wang The role of women in the workforce has been evolving for decades now. Decades after the integration of women into the workforce, gender parity still remains out of reach. The issue does not lie with lack of education or even opportunity, but retention after childbirth.…

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Postpartum Birth Control

By Claire Dowell | January 19, 2021

Here at SimpliFed, we know that women’s health spans a multitude of topics. Unfortunately, some of these get swept under the rug. One of these topics is postpartum birth control. It’s often an afterthought for many, but without birth control it is possible to become pregnant again very soon after having a baby. For those…

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Choosing a Pediatrician

By Claire Dowell | December 23, 2020

Often, when your baby is born, time moves at warp speed. You take them home from the hospital and before you know it, they’re crawling around! In order to help them grow as quickly as they do, having access to a good pediatrician is essential. Switching from prenatal to pediatric care happens abruptly, and it’s…

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What to Buy to Prepare to Breastfeed

By Claire Dowell | December 7, 2020

Momma you are a star! You chose to take on the difficult but important task of breastfeeding, and that’s huge. Now that you have decided how to feed your baby, there are so many things to learn about the practical side of breastfeeding. A huge step to prepare might be taking a breastfeeding class, or…

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Developmental Milestones

By Claire Dowell | November 16, 2020

For many first time parents, it might be difficult to know when to expect certain milestones in your baby. Even after your first child, things may not always look the same between your kids. It’s important to know that infant development has a different pace in every baby. There is so much contradictory information, whether…

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Flu Season: What to Know

By Claire Dowell | November 6, 2020

The seasons are changing, and it’s such an exciting time of the year! The holidays are right around the corner, and it seems like everyone could use some cheer after the craziness of 2020. With this in mind, flu season is coming too. This year, more than ever, it is important to know the steps…

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Postpartum Nutrition

By Claire Dowell | November 2, 2020

You did it Mama! Your baby has arrived and it’s time to celebrate. Now that there’s another addition to your family, you’re going to be adjusting to a new lifestyle in so many different ways. In this time postpartum, there are going to be so many questions about what your baby needs, but right now…

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What Makes Human Milk Unique?

By Julie Chen | November 1, 2020

You might wonder, what makes human milk unique? A magical component in human milk includes human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). They are structurally diverse long chains of simple sugars that are highly unique to human milk. Far fewer oligosaccharides are found in the milk of farm animals, while they are structurally much less complex as well.…

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Sleep Strategies Worksheet

By Claire Dowell | November 1, 2020

Here at SimpliFed, we understand just how important a good night’s sleep is to the health and happiness of your family. Sleep training can be a hard transition, and with so many options it’s difficult to know where to start. To help you decide what method works best for you, we created a worksheet with…

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