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.
SUPPORT IN YOUR HOME, VIRTUALLY OR AT THE HOSPITAL
We offer non-judgmental, clinical 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.
The first visit will be 2+ hours to ensure enough time to observe more than one feeding and make recommendations.
If you would prefer to have a virtual visit, we are happy to schedule your lactation counseling visit virtually. We can still provide the same level of care to get you on your way to to a smooth breastfeeding relationship.
WEEKLY BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Address: Community Roots Collective, 2746 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Join us every Thursday morning for our FREE weekly breastfeeding support group led by our certified lactation counselors. Meet other breastfeeding Moms and get peer support.
If you can't make it in person you can also join us virtually. Please message us in advance to let us know that you intend to join virtually. Then click here on Thursday at 11:00 am join the group virtually.
Every month we host a two hour virtual breastfeeding class. You will learn all the of the basics to help you get on track right from the start including: latching, how often to feed, how to know baby is getting enough, pumping, feeding cues and more. Register for our next breastfeeding class here.
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