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Lactation Consultants

UF Health lactation consultants are health care professionals who provide support and information about breastfeeding and can help resolve breastfeeding difficulties. Mothers who give birth at UF Health Shands Hospital can request a visit from the lactation consultant while she is in the hospital.

Center for Breastfeeding & Newborns

Mother and babyThe Center for Breastfeeding & Newborns (CBN) is affiliated and sponsored by UF Health and the UF College of Medicine. We are a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization with a mission to provide support for breastfeeding families.

The Center for Breastfeeding & Newborns offers specialty care that is:

  • Family Centered
  • Evidence-Based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Collaborative with your hospital’s lactation program and that of your personal physicians

Scheduling a Visit

  • If you'd like a visit from a lactation consultant, tell your nurse.
  • If you need assistance with breastfeeding after being discharged from the hospital, please contact the UF Center for Breastfeeding and Newborns.