What is Telelactation?

On-demand access to a lactation consultant or physician through a mobile or web application. It is more commonly referred to as online breastfeeding support. At SimpliFed, we provide access to international board-certified lactation consultants,

Why Should I Use Telelactation?

 

The goal of lactation support is to increase breastfeeding rates from the convenience of your own home through answering questions, solving common problems, or seeking further care if necessary.

 

 

Breastfeeding has been widely shown to have multiple health benefits for both mom and baby as well as economically. (Take a look at our blog posts here for more details). However, lactation support can also be helpful to make the decision to switch to formula or transitioning to pumping. While we do emphasize the importance of breastfeeding, here at SimpliFed we also recognize that various factors may determine how your infant is fed, and ultimately, we want all babies to be #SimpliFed.

 

The goal of lactation support is to increase breastfeeding rates from the convenience of your own home through answering questions, solving common problems, or seeking further care if necessary.

Is Telelactation Right For Me?

Take a look at our quick fact sheet for a summary

Telelactation is quick and convenient. It increases access to support, allowing most users same day service that fits into their schedule. No referrals are necessary and making an appointment is as quick as a click of your mouse. For those living further away from an office or not wanting to drive all the way to an urgent care and waiting hours for help, it saves time and can provide triage if more intervention is necessary. It also avoids exposure to germs in a medical setting.

However, telelactation does require an internet connection, whether through a web browser or a phone app, and can run into issues if connectivity is not stable. Some patients may also not be comfortable using newer technology or chatting with a stranger over the internet. And of course, the ability to perform a physical examination is not possible.