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Found 8 Pros in Coral Springs, FL, USA | Lactation support
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Families served
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Wendy Ricci

FL

4 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

Two major things happened within me at 10 years old when I bottle-fed my baby sister for the first time. One, I knew I wanted to be a mother, and two, I wanted a career working with young children. As a teen, I worked for various families and babysat for them before becoming a mother myself. From there, I mostly babysat for friends and family. Two years ago, I decided to make the switch to becoming a birthworker. I take a trauma-informed, individualized approach with all my clients to provide a unique experience tailored specifically to each family. I am here to support the mother and however that may look for her on a particular day. I follow a gentle parenting approach and believe in meeting an infant's needs when it becomes known. I provide all my clients with up-to-date evidence-based information and physical and emotional support. I also help support families with light household duties, meal prep, breastfeeding support, and goal setting.

Care philosophy

Compassionate and empathetic support and guidance for first-time mothers, mothers of multiples, or twins. A positive and gentle approach to empowering the motherly role. Family support in adjusting to new life and routines. Lactation support.

Areas served

  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Tamarac
  • Coral Springs
  • Parkland
  • Hollywood
  • Sunrise
  • Oakland Park
  • Davie
  • Boca
  • Plantation
  • Dania Beach
  • Delray
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Pompano Beach
  • Hallandale

Reviews

  • Carlota
    July 9, 2024 at 6:20 am | Client review

    I have known Wendy for a few years now and I can honestly say she is truly a blessing to work with. She has a kind soul, a soft touch and is beyond empathetic. I feel my kids are 100% safe when they are with her, cause she’s not only professional but she takes each child under her care as her own. She is loving and playful and my kids love the days they get to be with “Miss Wendy”. I would recommend her any time!

$ flexible
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Ariana Hurtado

Miami, FL

1 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

Womb Bloom provides trauma informed full spectrum doula care to folks throughout their family planning, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and/or hormonal balancing journey. We strongly believe that our womb’s cycle tells us the story of our overall health and should be regarded as our 5th vital sign. We are located in Miami, FL and provide virtual support all across the US! Holistic womb wellness throughout the reproductive life span is a top priority for us as we educate + inspire our clients using nature’s medicine in herbs, oils, and nutritious foods coupled with movement, reflective shadow work, and so much more. I answered my calling of becoming a doula after joining the Peace Corps as a community health educator in Ethiopia. Here, I was trained on breastfeeding practices, nutrition for newborns + infants, as well as connecting with and supporting new mothers in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Sadly, due to the pandemic, all volunteers were evacuated back to the states in March 2020. Lost, confused, and worried about my next steps, all I knew was that I wanted to work with and work for the magical and resilient womb. So here we are, making the dream come to fruition!

Care philosophy

I help birthers dismantle common fears surrounding childbirth and help prepare them for a fruitful + restful postpartum period. I am passionate about sharing evidence based ancestral + ancient knowledge regarding womb wellness throughout family planning, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Areas served

  • Homestead
  • Kendall
  • Coral Gables
  • South Miami
  • Miami Beach
  • Brickell
  • Palmetto Bay

Reviews

  • Yoly
    March 26, 2023 at 2:34 am | Peer review

    We are honor to have Ariana in our team. She is professional, caring and passionate about pregnancy birthing and
    postpartum time.

$ flexible
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Hali Shields

Miami, FL

3 reviews • 2000 families supported • 14 years experience

3 reviews • 2000 families supported • 14 years experience

I have been in practice for 14 years and worked with hundreds of families. I am an experienced birth and postpartum doula, night nurse, certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and pediatric sleep coach.

Care philosophy

I will provide you with non-judgmental emotional, physical, and educational support every step along the way. I believe the parent knows what is best for them. Everyone’s parenting wishes are different but my hope is that every parent will have an empowering experience, for whatever that means. I provide all of clients with evidence based support so they can make the best choices for them.

Areas served

  • Miami

Reviews

  • Heather
    February 7, 2023 at 11:05 am | Client review

    Hali is every parents dream /”village”!! She is punctual, excellent communicator, very knowledgeable on infants and milestones, intuitively knew what to do around the house to help us out as working parents, and above all was amazing with our kids! I’m confident that anyone lucky enough to snag time with her will get the same best in class experience we did!

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KATELYN DRAUSZEWSKI

Parkland, FL

2 reviews • 75 families supported • 15 years experience

2 reviews • 75 families supported • 15 years experience

Katelyn provides prenatal breastfeeding education/ support with 1:1 sessions including a personal breast plan. In addtion to prenatal support Katelyn provides virtual/ text and in home visits to assit with lactation or newborn care postpartum and through the breastfeeding dyad Journey

Care philosophy

Katelyn is a nurse with over 15 years of experience supporting the mother baby dyad. Her specialty is lactation, postpartum support and newborn care. A Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Florida and a Certified Lactation Counselor, Katelyn has over 2500 hours supporting lactating women. Katelyn believes breastfeeding is natural but like learning to dance takes a little practice and support

Areas served

  • parkland , coral springs, margate, plantation
  • parkland, coral springs, margate, plantation

Reviews

  • Angela
    September 19, 2022 at 11:02 am | Client review

    Katelyn is the crème de la crème of breastfeeding support! As a new mom, trying to navigate nursing for the first time was extremely difficult to do alone, but with Katelyn’s help I was able to successfully exclusively nurse my baby for 16 months! We started out with a tongue tie and poor latch and I felt like our nursing journey wasn’t possible. Katelyn’s knowledge and calming and warm demeanor allowed me to overcome several obstacles. You can tell she is passionate about what she does, and as a mother of 3 herself, she brings forth a plethora of knowledge. I highly reccomend Katelyn to anyone!

$ flexible
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Donatella Nesti

Wellington, FL

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

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Care philosophy

My name is Donatella and I am the mother of 2 great kids! I have a true passion for helping new moms (and dads) experiencing the birth they have always dreamed about and guide them through the art of breastfeeding. I am a Certified Birth Doula, Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator & Baby Care Specialist. If I can be of any help, feel free to contact me for any questions! I'd love to meet you😄

Areas served

  • Morris County & Essex County
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Teonia Burton

FL

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

Teonia Burton is a Health Educator, Yoga Instructor, Doula and trained as a midwife. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Education specializing in Community Health at the University of Florida. She also attended Maternidad La Luz School of Midwifery.

Care philosophy

All Families Birth & Wellness provide professional birth & wellness services for families living in Broward County, FL and surrounding areas. We offer Labor and Postpartum Doula/Companion services, Childbirth Preparation courses, Breastfeeding classes and Yoga classes. Other wellness services include Placenta Preparation and herbal support.

Areas served

  • Broward County, FL
  • Miami-Dade County, FL
  • Palm Beach County, FL
$ flexible
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Hali Shields

Miami, FL

0 reviews • 2000 families supported • 14 years experience

0 reviews • 2000 families supported • 14 years experience

I have been in practice for 14 years and worked with hundreds of families. I am an experienced birth and postpartum doula, night nurse, certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and pediatric sleep coach.

Care philosophy

I will provide you with non-judgmental emotional, physical, and educational support every step along the way. I believe the parent knows what is best for them. Everyone’s parenting wishes are different but my hope is that every parent will have an empowering experience, for whatever that means. I provide all of clients with evidence based support so they can make the best choices for them.

Areas served

  • Miami
$ flexible
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Victoria Torres

Hollywood, FL

5 reviews • 300 families supported • 7 years experience

5 reviews • 300 families supported • 7 years experience

I am a mother, birth and postpartum doula, placenta specialist, herbalist, midwife assistant and student midwife, serving the community through birth work since 2015. Moon Womb Maternity is the vessel that holds together all of my passions. Driven by my love and knowledge for the process of pregnancy and birth, herbalism, natural healing modalities, and traditional ways, I support people from an educated and professional place of respect and compassion. The intention behind Moon Womb Maternity is providing quality, wholesome, evidence based support for parents in their journey.

Care philosophy

I believe pregnancy and birth are an extremely important period in a woman’s life, a transitional space of growth and expansion, and it should be honored and treated as such. I trust fully in nature and believe a person holds within all they need to bring forth life. This is the foundation for everything I do, birth is sacred.

Areas served

  • Hollywood
  • Miami ( all )
  • fort lauderdale
  • Boca Raton
  • Delrey
  • Westpalm Beach
  • Homestead

Reviews

  • Ayla
    February 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm | Client review

    “Victoria was a solid and reassuring presence for me while I was in labor. She has a very calm energy and a low, soothing voice. Her demeanor was a good for counterbalancing my anxiety.

    Victoria was responsive to my questions and easy to get in touch with. I would recommend her services to any expecting parents.”

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in Coral Springs, FL, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a lactation consultant, you can also browse the available professionals near you in Coral Springs, FL and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the lactation consultants you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three lactation consultants before hiring a lactation specialist near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified lactation specialist near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the Coral Springs, FL area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in Coral Springs, FL offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in Coral Springs, FL can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in Coral Springs, FL are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in Coral Springs, FL. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in Coral Springs, FL also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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