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Telehealth Can Promote Breastfeeding During the COVID19 Pandemic

NEJM
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Telehealth Can Promote Breastfeeding During the COVID19 Pandemic

Virtual care post pandemic

In this NEJM article you'll learn about:
  • Covid-19 pandemic has shortened postpartum stays, cutting the normal time for in-person support.

  • Lactation experts attempt to increase visible support to help pregnant women achieve their breastfeeding goals. Virtual group conversation, slides, graphics, and figures replace face-to-face interactivity.

  • Lactation support experts have varied levels of training and experience, topped by IBCLCs who have completed 95 hours of lactation-specific education. Research has documented gaps in care owing to the pandemic. Technology improvements have led to changes in how patient care and education can be delivered.

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