Lactation & Breastfeeding Resources

The Case for Paid Parental Leave

By Andrea Ippolito | October 12, 2020

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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What is Telelactation?

By Andrea Ippolito | September 14, 2020

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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Breastfeeding your baby to sleep

By Andrea Ippolito | August 31, 2020

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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The History of Racism in Breastfeeding

By Claire Dowell | August 23, 2020

***Disclaimer*** This post was created with the full intention of educating and informing on the racial inequality that has, and still does, exist in the field of maternal health. It is important to note that the writer is white, and can not fully experience this issue, but wishes to continue to educate herself and others…

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What do the different poop colors mean?

By Yvette Zhu | August 7, 2020

Baby poop is a key indicator of your baby’s health. We know that it can be overwhelming when it comes to deciphering poor color as a new parent but rest assured that we’ll break down below what’s normal and what may warrant a visit to the doctor’s office. Let’s dive into those dirty diapers!  First…

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What’s in your Boob?

By Yvette Zhu | July 25, 2020

Breasts are a pretty rad human organ. But what’s in a breast? The physiology behind them is fascinating and is often overshadowed by portrayals in the media. However, we wanted to unveil the underlying way that breasts work as an organ to provide babies with sustenance. So here’s all you need to know about what…

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Breastfeeding after 1 year

By Yvette Zhu | July 20, 2020

Congratulations! You’ve breastfed your baby for a year now woohoo! Honestly, you deserve all the trophies, a day in your honor, and an Oscar. So… what’s next? Should I breastfeed my baby after 1 year? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continue breastfeeding while introducing solid foods…

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Labor infographics and goal setting worksheet

By Andrea Ippolito | July 19, 2020

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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Aetna lactation support reimbursement process

By Andrea Ippolito | July 13, 2020

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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What’s in Breast Milk?

By Yvette Zhu | July 10, 2020

Look. I get it. There is the constant rally call of #breastisbest and we at SimpliFed truly believe in #normalizebreastfeeding. Breastfeeding is first choice when it comes to infant nutrition, but we also recognize that there are reasons for needing to supplement or replace and therefore we also believe #fedisbest. In this article, we’ll be…

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