Pacify Offers Free Virtual Lactation Services in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Department of Public Health extends partnership with telehealth company
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Photo by Sarah Chai from Pexels

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is extending their partnership with Pacify, a company that offers telehealth infant feeding support. They will continue to provide free maternal health services to new and expecting parents in Philadelphia for another year.

Families can call Pacify through an app to speak with a certified lactation consultant 24 hours a day, seven days a week about topics ranging from latching techniques to breast pain.

The company’s partnership with the city began last year as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 2,200 Philadelphia families have used Pacify over the past year.

“We’ve seen how virtual lactation support is a crucial resource for Philadelphia families during COVID-19 and believe we can positively support families in reaching their breastfeeding goals by continuing to provide this valuable service to all Philadelphians,” said Stacey Kallem, director of the Health Department’s Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, in the press release.

Philadelphia residents can download the Pacify app and use the enrollment code “PHILLY” to sign up for free through this web page.

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