Connecticut health system offers new telehealth breastfeeding program

Hartford, Conn.-based Trinity Health of New England partnered with virtual breastfeeding consultation company Nest Collaborative to launch a new telehealth program aimed at supporting families of women who are giving birth. 

The program connects new mothers to virtual lactation consultants who help with breastfeeding, according to a June 28 press release. The program will be available to Trinity Health Of New England's three birthing hospitals –— Hartford-based Saint Francis Hospital, Waterbury, Conn.-based Saint Mary's Hospital, and Springfield, Mass.-based Mercy Medical Center. 

"We know every new mother is going to run into breastfeeding hurdles and frustrations and we want to provide families with support, so they're able to overcome those challenges and reach their feeding goals," said Walter Trymbulak, MD, PhD, chair of the women and infants service line at Trinity Health Of New England. "Nest plays a critical dual role in that process by augmenting the lactation services we provide for our moms in the hospital and also fortifying and helping moms who are being seen by our private OBGYN providers in the community."

Nest Collaborative's lactation consultants are available to families for virtual consultations seven days a week in all 50 states.

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