Buddy Healthcare offers a breastfeeding care pathway for hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic


Buddy Healthcare offers a breastfeeding care pathway for hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic

Upgraded member, Buddy Healthcare, supports pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as healthcare centres during the challenging period of coronavirus. Hospitals can use the app for free for a period of half a year.

The hospital’s organisation changed a lot due to the coronavirus situation. As doctors and nurses need to focus on the epidemy, the staff is limited in other services. Moreover, to avoid the spread of the virus, visits and appointments have to be reduced. All patients are impacted by the changes and hospitals need to find new solutions to provide effective healthcare.

In 2008, Buddy Healthcare was selected by the EU funded co-creation project, InDemand. Within a period of 6 months, the startup created a digital guidance solution to educate and engage pregnant women and new mothers in breastfeeding. The platform received great feedback, 100 % of the mothers testing the app would recommend it.

Being a new mother is challenging and not having access to resources normally available makes it even more stressful. With the Buddy Healthcare app, new mothers have access to a support path and to resources validated by healthcare professionals. The app also includes a chat to communicate easily with the hospital.

Hospitals willing to use the free BuddyCare system to support breastfeeding can contact the startup.

Click here for more info (in Finnish) and contact details.

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