Congratulations on making the decision to breastfeed! By breastfeeding your baby, you will be giving your baby the absolute BEST start in life, as only YOU can! Whether you’re just beginning your breastfeeding journey, planning to breastfeed, or are an experienced nursing mom, we’re delighted you’re here and look forward to helping you reach your breastfeeding goals!
Women have been breastfeeding their babies since the beginning of time. Breastfeeding is “natural” and breast milk is the best first food for babies. But, breastfeeding is not always easy. Many moms struggle at some point during their breastfeeding journey, whether it is with perfecting their newborn’s latch, struggling with low milk supply, or battling thrush and mastitis. Breastfeeding, while natural, is a learned “art” and takes practice. If you are just beginning your nursing journey with your baby, remember, both you and your baby must work together to learn the basics of breastfeeding. Most importantly, know you are NOT ALONE! Breastfeeding support is available and most breastfeeding challenges can be overcome! We are here to help you in your journey.
If breastfeeding hurts, get help!
Dads, we have a special message for you, click here to read our Open Letter to Breastfeeding Dads.
In addition to the wealth of free breastfeeding tips and answers to frequently asked questions available on our site, Lactation Consultants of Central FL offers individual, in-person lactation visits, virtual (tele-health) visits, private in-home prenatal breastfeeding classes, private virtual prenatal breastfeeding classes, breastfeeding help and education to parents in and around greater Orlando. We offer a variety of lactation services and packages to meet the individual needs of the families we serve.
If you are struggling, look no further, breastfeeding help is here!
Lactation Consultants of Central FL was formed to assist new and expectant Orlando area mothers set and reach their individual breastfeeding goals. It is through compassionate and expert help that we serve the needs of breastfeeding moms in and around Central Florida. Our private Orlando-based lactation consulting practice is founded on the latest evidence-based research, years of experience, and specialized training. Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) provide individualized care to breastfeeding families in the privacy of their own home or hospital room, when it is convenient for them. We strive to provide excellent, gentle support; personalized to the mom and baby dyads we work with. Just as every baby is different, so is the mom and baby couplet.
Lactation Consultants of Central FL is a proud member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), and Florida Lactation Consultant Association (FLCA). You can learn more about the role lactation consultants and breastfeeding helpers play in assisting moms reach their personal breastfeeding goals on their website.
Lactation Consultants of Central FL offers lactation support, breastfeeding education and counseling to expectant and lactating mothers in and around the Orlando area.
We service the following central FL counties and cities:
Orange County, FL: Orlando, Maitland, Apopka, Windermere, Gotha, Dr. Phillips, Lake Nona, Fern Park, Casselberry, Winter Park, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Tangerine, and Zellwood, FL.
Seminole County, FL: Sanford, Lake Mary, Casselberry, Wekiva Springs, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, and Winter Springs, FL.
Lake County, FL: Eustis, Mount Dora, Tavares, Clermont, Lady Lake, Montverde, Astatula, Leesburg, Groveland, Fruit Land Park, Mascotte, and Umatilla, FL.
Volusia County, FL: Daytona Beach, Deland, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Deltona, Orange City, Holly Hill, Debary, Edgewater, and Ponce Inlet, FL. ($25 travel fee applies)
Osceola County, FL: Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Buenaventura Lakes, Lake Buena Vista, Reunion, Celebration, and Harmony, FL. ($25 travel fee applies)
Polk County, FL: Lakeland, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Bartow, Lake Wales, Davenport, Highland Park, Haines City, Lake Alfred, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, and Dundee, FL. ($25 travel fee applies)
Lactation Consultants with Lactation Consultants of Central FL have the expertise and training to help you with ALL of your breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and pumping challenges.
Lactation Consultants of Central Florida specializes in:
- Prenatal breastfeeding education
- Infant feeding (breastfeeding, proper bottle feeding, solid foods)
- Breast refusal
- Bottle refusal
- Low weight gain in babies
- Issues with low milk supply and oversupply
- Increasing breast milk supply
- Managing oversupply
- Exclusive pumping
- Supplementing with infant formula
- Lip and tongue ties
- Nipple soreness and trauma
- Latch issues
- Pain while breastfeeding or pumping
- Breast milk jaundice
- Supplemental nursing systems (SNS)
- Nursing strikes
- Induced lactation
- Elimination diets
- Food sensitivities
- Weaning from breastfeeding
- Weaning from pumping
Lactation Consultants of Central Florida ALSO specializes in:
- Healthy sleep habits (all ages)
- Age-appropriate routines and sleep schedules
- Newborn sleep needs (birth to 3 months)
- Infant sleep needs (4 to 12 months)
- Toddler sleep needs (1 to 3 years)
- Preschooler sleep needs (3 to 5 years)
- Sleep coaching (up to age 5)
- Sleep regressions
- Schedule changes
- Nap challenges
- Frequent night waking