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Using Telehealth to Expand Patient Access to Breastfeeding Support

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Using Telehealth to Expand Patient Access to Breastfeeding Support

Trinity Health New England ahead of the game...

In this mHealth Intelligence article you'll learn about:
  • Trinity Health of New England has launched a telehealth program for mothers who want to breastfeed. Telehealth-enabled breastfeeding support program connects new mothers with lactation consultants.

  • Virtual visits are available via an online platform through which people can book same-day virtual visits with consultants. Lactation consultants are available in all 50 states, making them accessible in different time zones.

  • The first few weeks after delivery tend to be the most challenging with regard to breastfeeding. About 18 percent of hospitals reported reduced access to in-person breastfeeding support during the pandemic.

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