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How Louisiana is expanding breastfeeding services and consultation statewide

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Pacify Health
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Shelley DuBois
A new parent and child explore the Pacify Health app

The Louisiana Department of Health recently announced a new partnership with Pacify Health to expand breastfeeding services throughout the state.

Pacify’s Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman and lactation consultant Katie Wiygul tell us about a new app that can connect parents and lactation consultants 24/7.

Last week, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced his retirement after a 16-year run with the team. Saints reporter and analyst for NewOrleans.Football Nick Underhill spoke with WWNO’s Alana Schreiber about the ways in which Payton has shaped and strengthened the team, and the legacy he’s leaving behind.

Back in December, New Orleans Public Schools announced a vaccine mandate for students over the age of 5, but several charter schools say full compliance by Feb. 1 is unlikely. WWNO’s Education Reporter Aubri Juhasz tells us how families are responding as the Feb. 1 deadline fast approaches.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karen Henderson. Our producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It’s available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Karen Henderson is an award-winning journalist whose stories have aired nationally on NPR.
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WRKF from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.