Lactation & Breastfeeding Resources

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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What’s in Infant Formula?

By Yvette Zhu | July 3, 2020

We at SimpliFed believe that you gotta do what you think is best for you and your baby. While we try to #normalizebreastfeeding, we also recognize that infant formula is the bomb.dot.com as well. According to the CDC, 75% of moms are using infant formula by the time their babies are 6 months old. We…

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Infant nutrition infographic and goal setting worksheet

By Andrea Ippolito | July 1, 2020

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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Does my health insurance cover lactation support?

By Andrea Ippolito | June 28, 2020

This is the #1 question that moms have. The Affordable Care Act gives women access to lactation counseling without cost-sharing for as long as they are breastfeeding. According to the National Women’s Law Center, the health care law requires all new health plans to cover “comprehensive prenatal and postnatal lactation support [and] counseling.” This means that…

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Food allergies, breastfeeding, and the latest AAP guidelines

By Yvette Zhu | June 23, 2020

Eeek!!! Food Allergies and breastfeeding can get insanely overwhelming. First things first, if you see signs of an allergic reaction with your baby, talk to your pediatrician as soon as you can. For those not experiencing any issues with allergies and want to educate yourself to be informed, we wanted to demystify it for you!…

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Talking through the most asked questions by parents surrounding giving birth during COVID-19

By Andrea Ippolito | June 15, 2020

It is an insane time to be a new parent. You deserve a parade in your name. To help you navigate what is happening, we wanted to summarize the current state of information and recommendations from experts.  Breastfeeding during COVID-19 According to the CDC, breast milk is still the best source of nutrition for most…

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SimpliFed’s Manifesto

By Andrea Ippolito | June 11, 2020

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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