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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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