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Who Can Help Me With Breastfeeding?

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By Erin Rodriguez, Lactation Counselor

As a new mother, you may have many questions regarding breastfeeding. There are numerous books available and a lot of information on the internet about what to expect, what to do with a newborn, and how to breastfeed. All that may be helpful, but it isn’t personal to you and your needs as a new mom. Fortunately, there are many people around you and your baby that are available and willing to help with your breastfeeding experience.

Lactation counselors or consultants are trained professionals who do one-on-one consultations with moms, educating and assisting them with their breastfeeding experience. This allows mothers to get help that is tailored specifically to their individual needs and to those of their baby. Lactation professionals can be found at hospitals, OB/GYN offices, and birthing centers; there are even self-employed counselors that will come to your home. Here at First Choice Pediatrics, we have a lactation counselor in our office that will travel to your home or other convenient location, as well as work closely with your child’s pediatrician to ensure a successful and healthy breastfeeding experience.

Your baby’s pediatrician can also help you, as he/she has a good understanding of proper breastfeeding techniques. Many have personal experience, either from themselves or from a family member. They can also obtain practical resources to assist the mother with the breastfeeding process. If you have any questions, be sure to talk to your child’s pediatrician.

Lastly, every breastfeeding mother needs friends and family to support her. Breastfeeding can be frustrating sometimes, so a strong support system is key to a pleasant and successful experience. Encouragement and advice from those who have breastfed their babies can be just what a mom needs to help her with the process of breastfeeding.

Remember, there are people available to support you, to provide resources, and to assist you and your baby on your breastfeeding journey.

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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