Resources are organized by area of the metro. If you need support, have questions about breastfeeding, or want to drop in to have your baby weighed, these places have great support for you! It may be good to check a couple of different areas, to find the closest location(s) to you. For rural area resources, click here.
"Culturally specific services: “Chocolate Milk Club” breastfeeding support for African-American women."Join the Facebook group or join them for support on the first Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m.
Boozhoo everyone! This Facebook group is dedicated to supporting the Indigenous breastfeeding mother, chest feeding folx, their partners, pregnant women, doulas and supporters. We meet bi-monthly, usually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 4-6 pm. We will discuss our trials and tribulations of breastfeeding; learn about breastfeeding from each other; there will be at least one Indigenous breastfeeding counselor on hand each meeting. Meet at 2438 18th Ave. S. Minneapolis.
Roots Community Birth Center
A collaborative group of midwives offering comprehensive midwifery care. Offering prenatal, birth, and postpartum care, including breastfeeding support.612-338-2784
Drop-in service offering breastfeeding support and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their families from a lactation professional. 651-249-1683, firstname.lastname@example.org Free.
Sun Ray Library: 2105 Wilson Ave, St. Paul, 55119-1st Wednesday
Rondo Library: 461 Dale Ave, St. Paul, 55104-3rd Wednesday
Hmong American Partnership: 1075 Arcade St, St. Paul, 55106-4th Wednesday Rice Street Library: 1011 Rice St, St. Paul, 55117-4th Thursday
Languages: Hmong, Karen, Spanish and Somali languages may be available at some sites
Monday morning, from 10:30 am to noon. It is led by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and is open to all moms at a variety of postpartum stages. Come for the cookies and stay for the community! Note: Well Fed will not be held in severe inclement weather or on holidays. Call 651-689-3988 with questions. 624 Smith Ave. S. St Paul.
North Metro suburbs (Coon Rapids, Maple Grove, Princeton, Wyoming, Monticello, more to come!)
Fairview Lactation Services
Staff at all Fairview hospitals and clinics are trained to help new mothers learn breastfeeding and provide one-on-one assistance. Board-certified lactation consultants help new moms and babies who need extra assistance with breastfeeding. Lactation support is also available on an outpatient basis. The cost may be covered by insurance.
Breastfeeding Connection at Fairview Northland Medical Center-763-389-6329 Breastfeeding Connection at Fairview Lakes Medical Center- 651-982-7670
CentraCare – Monticello’s free, drop-in MILK group is an encouraging and welcoming opportunity for breastfeeding, pumping and supplementing moms to talk with certified lactation consultants, measure pre- and post-feed weights for their baby, learn about available resources, and network with other moms. Stop by anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at Eastview Education Center’s Media Room, 9375 Fenning Ave, Monticello, MN.
Join us for a “playdate” with other moms and babies, and for the opportunity to support one another, ask questions, or voice concerns. A Maple Grove Hospital Lactation Consultant will facilitate discussions and offer breastfeeding support. There will also be an opportunity at each session for you to check the weight of your baby. Registration not required; snacks and refreshments available. Free!
Tuesdays- offered twice:
10:30 am to noon at Maple Grove Hospital, Unit 4000 Conference Room or 6-7:30 pm at the Maple Grove Medical Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room. For more information call the Lactation Office at 763-581-2021.
West Metro suburbs (St. Louis Park, more to come!)
Offers easy access to products, education, support and guidance to enrich the breastfeeding experience for mothers and their babies. Services are available to any nursing mother, regardless of the clinic and hospital she may have chosen for care and delivery of her baby.
South/Southwest Metro suburbs (Edina, Burnsville, more to come!)
AMMA provides a free infant scale to use whenever their center is open and welcomes you to use it! They also have a lactation specialist available to answer feeding questions, free of charge, no registration required. Current times are Tuesdays in Edina from 1pm -2 pm and Need more info on breastfeeding? AMMA offers several "online learning University" classes for breastfeeding moms!
Fairview Lactation Services
Staff at all Fairview hospitals and clinics are trained to help new mothers learn breastfeeding and provide one-on-one assistance. Board-certified lactation consultants help new moms and babies who need extra assistance with breastfeeding. Lactation support is also available on an outpatient basis. The cost may be covered by insurance. Breastfeeding Connection at Fairview Ridges Hospital- 952-892-2552
Meets monthly for support and to encourage each other as breastfeeding mothers. Nursing questions are addressed in a relaxed, supportive, faith-based setting. Meets at The Nursery by St. Croix Parenting, 3511 Lake Elmo Ave N, Ste email@example.com or 651.403.3556
Childbirth, prenatal, and postpartum classes, birth and postpartum doula services, lactation services, placenta encapsulation, and more. Located at The Nesting Place in Roseville: 1711 W. County Rd. B., Suite 104-S. 612-314-6378
Multiple Locations/Online Resources- check their website!
a mom-to-mom breastfeeding support group. We offer encouragement, support and evidence based information through community and friendship to help expectant and nursing moms to reach their breastfeeding goals.
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. Support group information on website. 24-hr Helpline: 1-877-452-5324. Languages: Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, Thai, and Swahili