breastfeeding support tampa bay

Breastfeeding is a skill that you and your baby will learn together. You may find you need extra support, especially in the first few weeks.The good news is that most issues can be resolved and you can go on to have a happy and healthy breastfeeding experience.

UPDATE March 24, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we're temporarily suspending in-home lactation visits. However, we're offering 60-minute virtual breastfeeding consultations.


We offer non-judgmental, clinical, evidence-based support and counseling, based on you, your baby and your feeding goals. Our team of certified lactation counselors will come to you in your home or at the hospital and offer follow up visits and phone support.

Why work with us? Our clients share their stories...

“Absolutely wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable team at Buddha Belly.  My certified lactation counselor was so patient and understanding with my endless questions on breastfeeding.  She is an amazing resource and a gentle soul. If you are thinking about calling them - CALL! Best decision you can make for yourself.”

- Misty -

Tampa, FL

Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging

Breastfeeding Can Be Challenging

Breastfeeding can be challenging, that’s true. It can take time to establish the breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby. Most women find the challenging parts to be in the beginning and early weeks. Once breastfeeding is established, it can be a breeze and any hiccups can be addressed with little fanfare. So how can…

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Breastmilk - Is My Baby Getting Enough

Three Breastfeeding Tips

We support women no matter how they choose to feed their babies. It’s interesting to note that about 80% of women initiate breastfeeding in the US. Although breastfeeding is natures way to feed a baby, it doesn’t always come naturally to every mother and baby pair. For those who wish to succeed at breastfeeding here are…

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Breastfeeding, Skin to Skin

Breastfeeding, Getting a Good Start

Last week Marisa Seegraves (one of our postpartum doulas) and I spent five long days learning about lactation at The Lactation Counselor Training Course through The Healthy Children Project. It was eye-opening in so many ways even after having breastfed my own children for a combined total of more than 5 ½ years. On the last day of the training we took…

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