LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In a show of support for military moms, there’s a new program offering free advice from baby-feeding experts in the comfort of your own home.
All new parents could always use a little extra support navigating baby feeding.
“Particularly in military families, the best thing we can do is improve access to care whether they live on base, or off base. and often especially because military families are moving around a lot, hard to understand what are the local resources and networks they have,” said former director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Innovators Network Andrea Ippolito.
She designed and oversaw the creation of a program that provides tools and resources to improve the experience of veterans and their families, which led to what she’s currently doing — she’s the CEO and founder of Simplifeed.
The company offers breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and all-around support at no cost for military families.
“This service being delivered via telehealth improves access dramatically to military families who often feel isolated,” Ippolito said.
The service offers a network of baby feeding experts. Starting at 27 weeks of pregnancy, through postpartum and weaning, Tricare families can receive up to six lactation consultant appointments at no cost from the comfort of their own home.
“They don’t have to leave home, weather it’s 2 a.m. or p.m., getting care and services you deserve, so you can best support yourself and baby in journey,” Ippolito continued.
The service, while free to military families, is also available to non-military families dependent upon one’s health plan.