Lactation Consultant

Updated on September 25, 2007
A.N. asks from Tampa, FL
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Can anyone recommend a lactation consultant they have used and let me know what the average cost of a consult is?

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Thanks so much for all the terrific leads! I'm planning on making an appointment with Debbie Albert today. Hopefuly she will be able to help me with my supply issues. Thanks again!!

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Debbie Albert, RN, Ph.D., LMHC, IBCLC, RLC
Advanced Lactation Care, Inc.
Tampa, FL

I didnt breast feed with my first and was distraught and in pain with my newborn. I spoke with Debbie whom I actually come across by accident (was looking to rent a pump- and her number was on the list my doctor gave me) she was wonderful and I ended up not needing the pump.

She gave me a phone consultation at no cost, I dont remember what the face-to-face cost was but it do remember thinking it was very reasonable.

She is so supportive and wonderful I highly recommend her. She put me on the right track and all is great now!

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I often called the lactation department at St. Joseph's Womens. I also went in to see them a couple of times and they were very helpful. I also called La Leche and asked a few questions over the phone and the gal I spoke to seemed to really know her stuff. There was no cost involved and I got all of my questions answered. Also, Dr. Sears has a good website as does La Leche League. Good luck!!




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Hi, the lactation consultant at Mease Countryside is named Nancy and she was great - no charge. She has a monthly support group for breastfeeding moms also. I don't recall her phone #, but if you call Mease Countryside or look on the website you can find the # for their lactation consultant.



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I worked with Carol at St. Joe's Women's. It was between $50 and $75/session (can't remember) and worth every penny since my little guy wasn't swallowing and just falling asleep. I met with her twice, the first time at 6 days old, and wound up nursing until 13 months.



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Check out the La Leche League website and also at Brandon Hospital (where I delivered) they have a LC for free I dont know if you have to deliver there though you could ask.



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I also worked with Debbie and she was a huge help. I think her fees were about $60 an hour, if you don't use the whole hour, she prorates. It was the best $60 I ever spent!!!




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I don't know where you live, but Lucille at Morton Plant Hospital in clearwater is great! They have free group meetings once a week that everyone is welcome to. ( not sure how much 1 on 1 meetings are) LaLeche League also has at least monthly meetings everywhere in the state. they are volunteers but very knolgeable and helped me a lot.

Good luck



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There should be one available at the hospital where you gave birth - probably for free. I don't know of anyone who charges for this service.

What part of Tampa Bay are you in?

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