JMH MD Awards for Breastfeed Support

1st Couples group

First support group at Temple BethAm

One of many Public speaking venues.

JMH Wkly Lactation class for Residents

World Breastfeeding week support team

JMH Grand Rounds

Speaker for Tutti Bambini Expo


Faith Ploude, BA, IBCLC, RLC




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Faith Ploude is the mother of two adult daughters, a childbirth educator, a La Leche League leader, and first board certified lactation consultant in Miami-Dade County. Experiences include co-founder of the Dade County Breastfeeding Task Force, founding member Florida Lactation Consultant Association, Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, National position, Board Member for the United States Lactation Consultant Association, HRS/WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator and the owner/founder of The Family Collection. Mrs. Ploude is a well-known educator for the University of Miami and MDC and a national speaker in the field of lactation.

Today you will find her currently managing The Family Collection. Faith speaks frequently as a guest lecturer and facilitates professional in-services at area hospitals. Drawing on her 37 years of lactation services experience, Faith is noted for her advice on how to handle the most common problems facing today's mothers with their changing lifestyles. Faith is able to connect with both full-time mothers and working mothers, because she herself has experienced both styles of parenting. She and her husband, Ronald, reside in Redland, Florida.   


For more details on Faith's experiences, please visit the Resume page on this site.

Biggest Baby Shower lecturer

Certifiate IBCLC Day

One of my other lives!

First support class at Mercy Hospital

Favorite job GRAMMIE.

Faith as President of FLCA presenting award for the Breastfeeding Support in Florida

USLCA Board member

One on one with my shadow

Favorite little friend

Private consultation