The future of telehealth: Why virtual care should be status quo for new parents

The COVID-19 pandemic supercharged the uptake of telehealth for all types of care including virtual lactation support. But telehealth is much more than a flash in the pan. In fact, evidence suggests that it should be part of the standard of care, especially for lactation support. This fall, Pacify’s Executive Director of Government and Public Health Programs Katelyn McAdams presented …

How Tech Enables the Future of Health

Earlier this month, Advantia Chief Medical Officer Dr. Meera Garcia spoke at a Washington Business Journal panel about the future of healthcare. In this clip, she references Pacify as a powerful tech-enabled platform that can reduce unnecessary ER visits, provide psychosocial support and improve access to care. Check it out to see her thoughts on how technology will help meet patients’ needs …

Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Siboney

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in New Mexico, Siboney Gallegos! Read more about Siboney and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME AN IBCLC? I value the skills and expertise that Lactation Consultants bring to something …

Insights from AHIP: Health equity is here to stay

Everyone from CMS administrators to state Medicaid plan managers to executives at major payers has health equity on the brain. That theme came across loud and clear at this year’s National Conference on Medicare, Medicaid & Dual Eligibles, presented by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The virtual conference, which wrapped last week, provided attendees with a snapshot of key priorities …

Diaper Watch: How Much Should My Baby Be Peeing and Pooping?

It may not be your favorite topic, but there’s no way to escape the pee and poop discussion when you’re a new parent.  Here’s an easy way to remember how much poop and pee you should see: One poop and pee per-day for the first three days. This means when your baby is one day old, he or she should …

4 Tips to Fix a Clogged Duct

If your breast milk isn’t flowing and you feel a hard, painful lump in your breast, you may have a clogged duct.  Luckily, this is a common problem and most clogged ducts clear up after taking the following steps: Keep nursing or pumping. Maintain your milk supply, even as you’re solving the duct problem.  Keep the affected breast as empty …

Storing Breast Milk? Remember the “4-4-6” Rule

Good news — if you’ve pumped and you or your partner forgot to put the breast milk in the fridge, it’s probably fine.  When you’re storing your breast milk, remember the “4-4-6” rule:  Refrigerate your breast milk within 4 hours.  Use refrigerated breast milk within 4 days.  Store frozen breast milk for up to 6 months.  That’s it! And if …

4 Things to Keep in Mind When You’re Building Your Milk Supply

The most important thing to remember as you are trying to build your milk supply is to breastfeed 8-12 times per day for at least the first two weeks of your baby’s life.  This may seem excessive, but it really is the most important step. Here are four things to remember as you keep up your milk supply:  Right now, …