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National Breastfeeding Month

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By Erin Rodriguez, Lactation Counselor

August is National Breastfeeding Month. Breast milk is one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby, because it provides all of the nutrients that a baby needs, changing with the baby as he/she grows while providing protection against allergies and a number of infections. A practical benefit of breastfeeding is that you don’t need to worry about sterilizing anything when you feed baby at the breast. And of course, breastfeeding provides a connection with your baby that cannot be replicated.

When a mother first gives birth, she produces a substance called colostrum for up to 5 days after birth. Colostrum is rich in antibodies and helps the newborn’s immune system adjust to the outside world. This does not take the place of vaccines; however, it helps baby stay protected until he or she can begin vaccinations. As baby get older, breast milk will adjust the fat content based on baby’s needs. Also, if the mother is sick, she will produce more antibodies to prevent baby from catching her cold. This is something no formula can duplicate.

When a mother feeds at the breast, she does not need to worry about sterilizing any bottles or nipples. This reduces the risk of infection from items that were not properly washed. It also allows a mother to feed her baby anywhere since she does not need to prepare a bottle or make sure she has water and formula powder available. The convenience of breastfeeding is unmatched.

Breastfeeding is an opportunity to spend uninterrupted time bonding with your child. Since children grow up right before your eyes, enjoying special moments like the time devoted to breastfeeding can never be replaced. Breastfeeding also triggers endorphins that create a happy feeling, which is a plus for mom!

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mother and baby. Make the time to enjoy breastfeeding your baby. It’s a gift with results that will last a lifetime.

Our Locations

We have multiple locations for your convenience.

Semoran Location

1651 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807
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MON & TUES 8:00am-6:45pm
WED-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Metrowest Location

1601 Park Center Dr., Ste 6B
Orlando, FL 32835
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed
 

Alafaya Location

1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32828
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MON 8:00am-6:45pm
TUES-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Sanford Location

1403 Medical Plaza Drive, Ste 104
Sanford, FL 32771
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

LOOP Location

3274 Greenwald Way N.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SAT 8:00am-12:00 Noon
SUN Closed

Kissimmee-Poinciana Location

1975 South John Young Pkwy, Ste 204
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed
 

Oviedo Location

1884 W. CR-419, Ste 1000
Oviedo, FL 32765
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Winter Springs Location

501 W. SR 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Deltona Location

596 Courtland Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32738
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Winter Garden Location

1327 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Suite 120
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Dr. Phillips Location

7051 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Ste 7
Orlando, FL 32819
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

Longwood Location

181 Sabal Palm Dr.
Longwood, FL 32779
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

NOW OPEN!
Lake Nona Location

10105 Clear Vista St., Ste B
Orlando, FL 32832
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

NOW OPEN!
Apopka Location

200 N. Park Ave., Ste A
Apopka, FL 32703
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

NOW OPEN!
Lee Vista Location

6447 S. Chickasaw Trail
Orlando, FL 32829
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

NOW OPEN!
Melbourne Location

199 S Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32904
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MON & Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
LUNCH 12:15pm-1:15pm
SUN Closed

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