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How to Choose a Breast Pump

By Claire Dowell | May 28, 2021

Let’s be honest, sometimes breastfeeding sucks. It can be uncomfortable and tricky, and there’s no rulebook on how to do it since every baby is different! Although it can be difficult, having the right tools in your belt can make it much easier. Once you get the right breast pump, it will be your new…

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Tummy Time

By Claire Dowell | May 15, 2021

When you first become a parent, there are a million new things to learn about. As your kids grow day by day, their needs will change as well and it can be quite challenging to keep up! Tummy time is an essential part of your baby’s growth and development in their first year, but it’s…

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Returning to Work Worksheet

By Claire Dowell | May 14, 2021

The first year after your baby is born is full of constant adjustments and learning curves. One of the biggest changes in your life may be returning to work once parental leave is up. This choice often comes with many anxieties and doubts, and we hope this guide to returning to work can help ease…

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Vaccination Worksheet

By Claire Dowell | May 13, 2021

You did it! Labor and delivery are in the rearview mirror and you’re moving forward with your adorable new baby. Once you’ve chosen a pediatrician, it’s time to look ahead at one of the most important things you can do to protect your baby, vaccinate them! While it’s true that infants can receive immunity through…

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Breastfeeding and Drinking

By Yvette Zhu | May 2, 2021

HOORAY NEW MAMA! You deserve a parade after giving birth. Seriously, a day should be named in your honor. Now the big question: can you treat yourself with a tasty alcoholic beverage while breastfeeding? After mucho researching the academic literature, here is the deal:  Well, the answer is yes, but one drink only. According to…

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What to Expect at your SimpliFed Appointment

By Claire Dowell | April 28, 2021

Welcome to SimpliFed! We are so excited to have you. Now that you’ve found us, we want to share a little bit about what your first appointment might look like and the various services we offer.  Who are we… ? SimpliFed is a tele-lactation service aiming to provide support, information and guidance for all of…

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The Environmental Impact of Breastfeeding

By Claire Dowell | April 21, 2021

At SimpliFed we believe that whatever works for you in feeding your baby works for us! The most important part of choosing how to feed your child is finding what method is the right fit for your family! If you’re still deciding how you want to feed, click here for more information on different types…

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What to Buy for an Eco-Friendly Baby

By Claire Dowell | April 21, 2021

When shopping for a baby, it might seem like the options are endless. There are hundreds of brands selling seemingly identical products, and it may be hard to know which one is best for you. Unfortunately your little one can’t tell you just yet what they want, but there are other ways to narrow down…

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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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