Amy Hammant
Amy HammantRLC, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Serving Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas Counties

My name is Amy Hammant, I am a licensed Internationally Board Certified Lactation Specialist, certified in Oral Habilitation, Cranial Nerve Dysfunction, Pediatric Feeding and Oral Motor Assessment, and Pediatric Holistic Sleep Therapy. My Degree background is in Midwifery, and Health Psychology with a concentration in Maternal Child Health. I have served thousands of families of diverse populations over the years- working in and out of a hospital setting here in Tampa Bay, and also working in the community as the lead clinical lactation specialist at Champions for Children’s (Baby Cafe) program of Hillsborough County, before opening Tampa Breastfeeding Center. My journey started many years ago with my own three children struggling with feeding, and in particular, my daughter who was tongue tied. Our journey taught me so much, and gave me the passion and desire to give all families access to non-judgmental, evidenced based clinical lactation care.

When I’m not helping mamas and babies, I spend my time with my family traveling in our RV making memories!

Meet Our Team

Trish Hanning
Trish HanningRLC, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Serving Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas Counties

My name is Trish Hanning, and my passion is meeting the breastfeeding goals of moms and their babies. My lactation journey began some 15 years ago working as an RN in the NICU at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. There was such a need for helping new moms maintain and deliver an ample milk supply for their sick babies, that we started a program that would lead me on this amazing journey. After my own personal experiences of breastfeeding my two babies, now 13 and 10 years old, and the lack of support I received, I felt compelled to help educate and support other moms to meet their breastfeeding goals. After many years of clinical experience and working directly with breastfeeding moms, it was then I decided to sit for my International Boards of Lactation Examiners in 2008.

In 2010 I took a new position in Tampa, Florida to gain additional experience teaching and helping moms with the natural process of feeding their babies. Since that time I have worked in many rolls and partnered with several lactation programs, which brings me where I am today. It has been a long time goal of mine to establish a breastfeeding clinic where families can receive the support they deserve.

It is a great honor to be part of a place where families can come and receive support to achieve their goals to nourish their little ones.

Mary Unangst
Mary UnangstBS, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Serving Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas Counties

Secretary Tampa Bay Breastfeeding Task Force
Member of the International Lactation Consultant Association
Member of the United States Lactation Consultant Association; Professional Development committee member and webinar presenter

I am a mother of two and a proud U.S. Air Force veteran and military spouse. My breastfeeding background begins with the birth and breastfeeding of my children after which I began to get professionally involved in the lactation field. I have been a peer mentor both in my immediate community and as a WIC peer counselor. I’ve completed the CLC and ALC training through the Healthy Children Program and then eventually went on to become a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). My degree is in Maternal and Child Health with a focus in lactation. I believe in providing research-based and compassionate care to the families in our community and I’m thoroughly dedicated to promoting, supporting and protecting breastfeeding.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family either swimming in the pool or cooking up French inspired cuisine.

Brenda Knighton
Brenda KnightonRLC, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Serving Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas Counties

While I am fairly new to the Lutz, Florida area, I am not new to helping mothers and babies achieve their breastfeeding goals. After a big career change to become a Registered Nurse in 2013, I began working as an in-home night nurse for newborns, followed by a nursing position in a pediatric office. Between these two experiences and my own attempt to nurse my baby many years ago, I quickly realized that many of the newborns and their mothers were having some form of difficulty establishing or sustaining their breastfeeding relationship. I immediately started looking for ways to help. After completing my first lactation course and becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), I knew I had found my passion. While continuing to work as the Nursing Manager and Lactation Consultant in the pediatric office, I attained an Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant (ANLC) certificate, and ultimately became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Lactation Consultant (RLC) in 2019. As an IBCLC, I began working for an in-home private lactation company in my community in Northern Virginia. I am excited to bring my experience to families in the Tampa area through the Tampa Breastfeeding Center.

Gabrielle Bodroghy
Gabrielle BodroghyRLC, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant
Serving Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas Counties

My name is Gabrielle Bodroghy. This all began with my personal breastfeeding journey 8 years ago when my first of four babies were born. I had little support, and did not know where to turn; because of this, I only lasted about six weeks nursing my son. I knew immediately that there was a need for breastfeeding support for nursing parents. When I had my second, I was eager to make things work, so I requested a lactation consultant to come and assist me. I learned so much, and her support meant the world to me. I knew this is what I wanted to do for other struggling nursing parents like myself. I went on to nurse successfully all three of my other children. I am so excited to help Tampa families reach their nursing goals and becoming confident in feeding their babies!