CHARLOTTE — Novant Health has expanded its current lactation program by offering private, one-on-one video consultations between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily.
On-demand virtual lactation consultations will connect families who need overnight support with a lactation expert so patients can share concerns, ask questions and get advice with little or no hassle. waiting.
“We understand the importance of overnight support for new parents because there are so many nuances in breastfeeding,” said Laura Corsig, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, also known as ‘IBCLC, and responsible for lactation services in Charlotte. “Our lactation consultants are here to help anytime of the night for one-on-one video calls while the family is in the privacy of their own home to ask questions or get advice.”
There are several ways to get help with breastfeeding, both during the day and after hours.
The house of the nursing mother, with Pitches in the Winston-Salem and Charlotte areas, offers weekday day visits from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing breastfeeding techniques for a successful breastfeeding experience by an International Board-certified lactation consultant during the day.
Pregnant and nursing mothers can virtually connect with a lactation consultant and other new parents at Novant Health’s Baby Café once a week. Additional breastfeeding services can be found here.
On-demand virtual tours can be requested here. Appointments can also be booked through MyChart, Novant Health’s online patient portal. Click the “Menu” icon, select “Video On Demand Tour” and choose “Lactation Consultant” for the answer to “What brings you here today?” Smartphone users will need to download the MyChart and Zoom apps before requesting a visit. This option is only visible during night hours.