Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Ashley!

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Missouri, Ashley Haden-Peaches!     Read more about Ashley and why she’s excited to become an IBCLC. Why I Want to Be an IBCLC What made you want to become an IBCLC? By securing my IBCLC, I hope to expand on the …

Bringing Cultural Awareness to Breastfeeding Support

New parents asking for breastfeeding help need lactation consultants to take every question seriously. For example, in some cultures, it’s considered bad practice for people to breastfeed when they’re sad, says Pacify provider and IBCLC Orieta Ender. In reality, breastfeeding can release mood-boosting hormones, Orieta says. But it’s important not to dismiss cultural concerns. Addressing cultural beliefs with respect can …

Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Ohenewah!

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have awarded the Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to our winner in Texas, Ohenewah Bamfo!     Read more about Ohenewah 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 want to become an IBCLC because of the love I …

Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Crystal!

Pacify is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) to award the state’s inaugural Diversity in Lactation Consulting Scholarship to Crystal Lovett. “Crystal is the perfect choice for this award,” Jodi Giancola, State Breastfeeding Coordinator for the WV WIC program, …

Diversity in Lactation Scholarship Recipient – Meet Galissa!

Pacify is excited to announce our second 2021 recipient of the Diversity in Lactation Scholarship, Galissa Jones! Galissa is a Breastfeeding Counselor with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health – Division of Maternal Child and Family Health (Healthy Start Program).  We asked Galissa to share her story – read on to learn why she wants to become an IBCLC! Why I Want …

New Moms: Your Whole Health Matters

By Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC Far too many moms feel guilty when they have difficulty breastfeeding. Sadly, I am hearing from patients and reading on social media that some lactation consultants and healthcare professionals are contributing to the problem. Here is the truth: Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to improve health outcomes for both moms and babies. …

An Infant and Maternal Health Provider Partners with AccessNurse

The COVID-19 pandemic caused far too many people to miss out on critical healthcare services. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, nearly one third of adults delayed needed care due to COVID-19.  That’s why, at Pacify, we partner with mission-driven organizations that prioritize improving access to care, such as AccessNurse. AccessNurse is a 24/7 nurse triage line that has …

5 Telehealth Best Practices

Authority Magazine interviewed Pacify Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman about best practices in telehealth, and how to provide high-quality breastfeeding and nutrition support without an in-person visit. You can read the entire interview here, but we wanted to share Melanie’s top five best practices for a successful virtual visit.    Work the Camera — In a virtual environment, it’s especially …