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Lactation Consultants

Shands 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 Shands 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 or call the lactation consultants listed below:

  • Brenda Owens 
    pager 352-413-5869
    office number 352-265-0317
  • Ana Santos 
    Pager 352-413-7845
  • Teresa Glaser 
    Pager 352-413-3060

If you need assistance with breastfeeding after being discharged from the hospital, please contact the UF Center for Breastfeeding and Newborns.