#051: 24/7 Breastfeeding Support with Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC


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Melanie Silverman, Chief Clinical Officer at Pacify, joins us today to discuss her background and the ways her company meets the needs of breastfeeding families. While not a replacement for in-person care, Pacify offers parents 24/7 support for breastfeeding questions and help. While Pacify is not a replacement for in-person care or working with complex issues like tongue tie, it augments breastfeeding medicine with its accessibility to families across the US.
In this episode you'll hear:

  • What Pacify does for new parents, all over the United States.
  • Why Pacify sis o important to new parents--breastfeeding can be an amazing way that new parents can improve their own health and the health of their babies.
  • The main issues we see among new parents — also address, that they feel alone (especially during COVID-19!) and are wondering whether they are doing this "breastfeeding thing" correctly!
  • Breastfeeding can be an incredible equalizer. The vast majority of new parents struggle with the same questions about breastfeeding.
  • Pacify hears from non-birthing partners, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and others who call in for help.
  • We really need to listen first, rather than come in with our own agenda and provide care without judgement.
  • Diversity among IBCLCs — why it matters and ways that to address it


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