Hi! I’m Deidra, the owner of Love On Top Lactation. I am a mother of 2 free-spirited girls whom I breastfed for 38 months combined. I am also a wife, daughter, sister and friend.
I’m an IBCLC-International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, currently serving in-person in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and worldwide virtually. I have been supporting moms and families with breastfeeding for over 10 years. It’s kinda my thing to empower families to reach their breastfeeding goals. I am passionate about the education of infant feeding. I have a background in nutrition and love adding that aspect into our visits. Ideally, I want to talk to you about breastfeeding BEFORE your baby gets here so I can understand your wants and needs. When it is understood what is NORMAL in infant behavior, it takes some of the anxiety out of the whole feeding journey. I believe families thrive best when they have a team of professionals serving as their advisors to provide evidence-based recommendations (ie: midwives, pediatricians, doulas, and lactation professionals!). I believe the parental instincts are very strong and I aim to reinforce that instinct. When there is a new baby in the family, having skilled lactation help is so important to a healthy start for mom and baby. Let me be part of your village!
What Clients Say
“Deidra had plenty of availability that fit our schedule and I was appreciative of that. She was able to come to my house and address all of my concerns over 3 sessions. Her service is invaluable. We are still breastfeeding at 5 months!”
“I was on the fence about breastfeeding. I was referred to Love On Top by another mom in my facebook group. I took her prenatal education when I was 36 weeks pregnant and was blown away about all that I did not know about breastfeeding. Deidra was able to break down all of the sciency stuff for my husband and I to understand easily. I felt so prepared when our son was born. We had a few issues in the beginning with the latch, so we called on Deidra again and she helped me find more comfortable positions and helped me boost my milk supply. I am so happy I looked more into learning about breastfeeding. Plus since she is a mom herself she was able to give me other mom hacks and shared some of her actual experience with us.”
“I have been to 2 other LCs before finding this company. I was trying to get help with my baby, not getting enough and always wanting to nurse. I was experiencing pain too. Deidra suspected my baby had a tongue and lip tie and referred me to a pediatric dentist. I am so grateful that I did not give up breastfeeding before I talked to her. We had a revision on both the lip and the tongue and we have not looked back since! I have been telling all of my friends and family that if they ever need a lactation consultant I know the best one! Thank you Deidra!!”