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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Here at SimpliFed, we know that women’s health spans a multitude of topics. Unfortunately, some of these get swept under the rug. One of these topics is postpartum birth control. It’s often an afterthought for many, but without birth control it is possible to become pregnant again very soon after having a baby. For those…

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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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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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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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***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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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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