Breastfeeding is a skill that you and your baby will learn together. It can sometimes feel a little more complicated than imagined. You may find you need extra support, especially in the first few weeks. Our team of lactation counselors are here to help you with fact based information and steadfast guidance on your infant feeding journey.
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 come to you in your home or at the hospital and offer follow up visits and phone support. Whether it is an uncomfortable latch, a milk supply concern or you just aren't sure, we've got you covered!
The first visit will be about two hours to ensure enough time to observe more than one feeding and make appropriate recommendations. Virtual counseling sessions are also available upon request.
We recommend taking our Breastfeeding Class during pregnancy to arm yourself with factual information that will lead to your success. Gain fundamental and basic breastfeeding knowledge to help you have realistic goals and expectations for feeding your newborn. Topics include: latching, how often to feed, how to know baby is getting enough, pumping, feeding cues and more. Register here.
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Join us each month for our free breastfeeding support group. This is an opportunity to meet with other families in the community for mutual support in a supportive and welcoming environment. 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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