Lactation & Breastfeeding Resources

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More