IIf you need assistance with breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, GROW is ready to help! GROW offers in-office consultations in Lakeland, Florida, and conducts home visits in various locations such as Lakeland, Mulberry, Plant City, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Zephyrhills, and Haines City. If your area is not on the list, don't worry, as GROW may still be able to visit you. Just remember that there could be additional travel fees for home visits. Your baby's health is a top priority, and GROW is committed to assisting you at every stage!

GROW is located at 102 West Orange Street

Lakeland, FL 33815

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GROW happily accepts a host of insurance plans, thanks to our partnership with The Lactation Network. If you hold a PPO plan through BCBS, Anthem, FL Blue, Cigna, United Healthcare (PPO/HMO), or if your card has the Multiplan or PNOA logo, you likely have full coverage for infant feeding support with GROW’s IBCLC.

Medicaid clients receive 50% off consultations. Reach out prior to booking if you qualify.

Sister with Newborn

Designed to help families establish their infant feeding goals and develop a plan to thrive. We’ll review your health history, breast anatomy, and goals to make sure you step into parenthood with confidence.

Included in this consultation is a full feeding evaluation, milk supply assessment, infant oral assessment, flange fitting and pumping education, and a customized plan to meet your goal.

For clients who have already established care with GROW, and need continued support

For families who need to teach their infant to take a bottle.

Get professionally fitted for pump flanges and learn what all the different buttons on your pump do. This service is also included in the initial lactation consultation.

This latch clinic takes place every tuesday from 10am - 11:30 am. Attendees will receive latch and positioning tips, bottle feeding support, and can do a weighted feed.

This educational consultation is designed to help tired families find ways to get more rest while still being protective of their feeding goals. Since sleep and feeding practices are closely linked, we can’t separate the two acts.

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie is a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), which is the gold standard for lactation and infant feeding support. She is currently practicing in and around Lakeland, FL through her private practice GROW Lakeland, LLC.

She first started working with families in 2017 as a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and postpartum doula, and quickly realized that supporting families was her professional calling. The road to IBCLC is long and challenging, but she passed the board exam in 2022 and launched GROW in 2023.

Shortly after passing her board exam, she jumped straight into advanced training programs for oral function & ties, bottle refusal, and Infant Reflexes to better support local families dealing with the most difficult feeding challenges.

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I m thrilled you ve found my website and I hope that I get to meet you soon But before you hit that book now button I want you to know a few things about me and the style of care I provide 1 Your goal is my goal You can be exclusively breastfeeding exclusively pumping or exclusively formula feeding you ll receive expert level care and not a stitch of judgement 2 My office is a safe space You can be YOU You re safe to cry to laugh to panic to accidentally fall asleep mid sentence because you didn t sleep a wink last night I ve been where you are 3 I promise to stay up to date on the latest trainings and evidence based practices You don t need yet another professional telling you to just keep trying or some babies just don t know how to breastfeed You want to get to the bottom of your feeding struggles and so do I I can t wait to meet you and your family xoxo Stephanie Dawson BA IBCLC Postpartum Doula

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Classes will be launching soon, but for now, take a look at these resources!

Ready to schedule?

To book your appointment, please text 863-354-3332, or click here to request an appointment online.

Be sure to complete your intake form & insurance verification, or self-pay link once booked.

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I did my initial consultation with her while I was still pregnant and she taught me so much about feeding positions breastfeeding biology and common issues My little one was feeding great until I introduced a pacifier too quickly and messed up his latch I called her in a panic and she met with us the next day She spent over 2 hours with us watching how our baby fed educating us and ultimately fixed his latch He has been feeding perfectly since and is packing on some ounces We cannot thank Stephanie enough for her help care and immense knowledge she shared with us
Stephanie s care kept my breastfeeding journey possible She was the first person to listen to my concerns and guided us in ways to continue feeding our baby effectively
Stephanie has been an incredible lactation consultant As a first time mom who had a hard experience with lactation at the hospital Stephanie has continually managed to turn my outlook from grim to bright at every curve of my near 8 week BF journey Steph goes above and beyond in answering questions and providing compassionate listening her explanations are in layman s terms but give great understanding of how to move forward There is lots in online telehealth lactation support today but Stephanie is genuine and compassionate in a way that is unmatched by the other resources that may be available I m so thankful to have her as the one who helped assure my breastfeeding journey could be as beautiful as I wanted it to be
Stephanie saved my breastfeeding relationship Without her I would have given up within the first 3 weeks She helped me through the most difficult part of motherhood so far She answered question after question and always responded to any text I sent when asking for additional help I will forever be grateful for her and all she did for me
Stephanie was wonderful She listened to our concerns and problems and helped to resolve them She provided many solutions for us to choose from We modified our plan a few times to better fit our family I m so grateful to have had her helping me through this difficult time
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Are you ready to join the MotherHOOD?

Willow Oak Counseling and GROW Lakeland are hosting a support group just for you on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 9am! Come hang out with other local moms who are navigating the ups, downs, and all-arounds of motherhood.

We promise to be your anchor in the stormy seas of parenting, and to always lend an ear (or a shoulder) when you need it most. Don't miss out on this chance to connect with other amazing moms and share in the joy (and chaos) of raising little humans.

Let's make the MotherHOOD the best it can be! We have plenty of space at our office at 102 W. Orange Street, but we want to make sure we get enough coffee and donuts for everyone, so please register to let us know you're coming!

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Stephanie, IBCLC & Friends

The Postpartum Pop-Up is a monthly event connecting the community with local services to support parents on their parenting journey. It features different guests each month, introducing services and inspiring families. The event promotes well-being for parents and children, offering tools for parenting growth in a collaborative and inclusive setting.

You can reserve your next seat by heading over to our Eventbrite page.