Presentation Information

Panel Discussion 2021

Emerging Trends in Virtual Lactation Support

Abstract:

The past decade has seen a marked increase in telehealth. Lactation support in a virtual format had been slowly increasing virtual access to care prior to COVID-19. As the pandemic started, in a matter of weeks, it became necessary to embark on virtual care for the majority of lactation support and care providers were forced to adapt to a new method of care. This sudden change has highlighted both the benefits and drawbacks of virtual lactation support. The learning curve continues and this panel has been designed to explore the lessons, the triumphs, the challenges, and the future needs for virtual lactation care.