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.


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.


We recommend taking our Breastfeeding Your Baby Class during your pregnancy. You will learn all the of the basics to help you get off to a great start. Topics include: latching, how often to feed, how to know baby is getting enough, pumping, feeding cues and more. Register for our next breastfeeding class here.


Join us each month for our free breastfeeding support group. This is a great opportunity to get support, meet with other breastfeeding families in the community and just get out of the house for a bit during the postpartum phase. This group is led by our International Board Certified Lactation Counselor, who is also a mother two two little ones, and has years of breastfeeding experience herself.

Dates: The 2nd Wednesday of each month (except November) at 6:30 pm.

Community Roots Collective
2915 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

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