The Lactopia Difference:
Timely Appointments and Follow-Up Support
It’s a call we get all the time:
“My baby is [3 days, 5 days, 2 weeks, 12 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, a year] old and breastfeeding is not going well. I need help
now yesterday! The local clinic wait time, [5 days, 2 weeks, 6 weeks] is too long. I want to breastfeed but if things don’t change soon I can’t continue with this [pain, constant feeding, screaming baby, pumping, nipple shield].”
We hear this All. The. Time. There are often a lot of tears and worry and guilt and shame at the other end of these calls. And it’s really unfortunate for breastfeeding families. Everyone deserves access to timely breastfeeding support that works. It’s a lucky family that can get access to prompt and helpful breastfeeding support through AHS (Alberta Health Services). We know that the system is overburdened, and the only thing that matters to that parent on the other end of the phone is getting help. Because breastfeeding problems are cumulative, they add up quickly. Often when you need help, you need it now, not weeks from now. We’ve heard from so many of our clients (and some of our Lactopia Team have experienced this ourselves) that waiting 2 or more weeks for an appointment for breastfeeding support is unsustainable. That’s where we come in.
At Lactopia, we offer timely breastfeeding support, no waiting rooms, and extensive, personalized follow-up care. We believe that what happens before and after your appointment is important too. We aim to answer your emails, calls, and Facebook messages as quickly as we can. Our goal is to get you an appointment within 48 hours of contacting us, with no hours-long stay in a waiting room. We also provide tailor made follow-up support to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. In fact, this is one of the areas in which we shine. We provide this support by phone, text and email for up to a month with many of our packages. Most other breastfeeding help is not designed in this way. We are on call for you, when you need help the most. We know that a care plan is not a static document; babies change quickly, and their care needs to evolve too. We can tweak, change or update a care plan as you and your baby need it.
This is the Lactopia Difference.
Oh, and those calls we get from worried parents looking for help ASAP? We see them, right away, and follow them until they are breastfeeding with ease and confidence.
To experience the Lactopia Difference, book an appointment today
Stayed tuned for the next post in our series: “The Lactopia Difference: A Wholistic Approach”
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