Infant Feeding Resources

Mothers and Infants LinKed for Healthy Growth

For more information on infant feeding practices, breastfeeding, and organizations that can support and advise you as your child develops, see the links below!

Baby Cafes

Baby Cafes

What is a Baby Café?

A “Baby Café” or “Baby Bistro” is a free drop in group for new moms and babies offered at local hospitals and clinics and facilitated by an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC).  At a Baby Café you can weigh your baby and get all your breastfeeding questions answered while in a relaxing environment with other new moms and babies.

Baby Café of United Hospital 
Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Facilitated by Kim Kretschmer, IBCLC 651-241-5088,
St. Luke Lutheran Church
1807 Field Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116
 
Mom and Baby Café at HealthPartners Como Clinic
Mondays 10:00 - 11:30 am
651-641-6208
In Conference Room A
2500 Como Ave
St. Paul 55108
 
Mom and Baby Café at Methodist Hospital
Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30 am
952-993-5124
Heart & Vascular Center Conference Room B
6500 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
 
Baby Café of Mercy Hospital
Mondays 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Facilitated by Susan Potts, RN, IBCLC 763-236-7430, 
2nd Floor- Heart Center
4050 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
 
Baby Café at Lakeview Hospital
Thursdays 10:30 am -12:00 pm
651-430-4760
Hardenbergh Conference Room
927 Churchill St. West
Stillwater, MN 55082
 
Baby Bistro at Amery Hospital & Clinic
Mondays 9:00 - 10:30 am
715-268-0600 or 715-268-8000
2nd Floor Boardroom
265 Griffin Street East
Amery, WI 54001

General Feeding Resources

General Feeding Resources

Minnesota Department of Education 'Help Me Grow' Resources

Minnesota Department of Health Resources

Office on Women’s Health, US Department of Health and Human Services Resources

La Leche League International Resources:

La Leche League International (LLLI) has been supporting breastfeeding mothers for over 50 years. The services they provide are always free. The LLLI operates a toll-free telephone helpline (1-800-525-3243) from 9 am to 5 pm CST. This line is answered by a person who refers callers to specially trained mothers in their area.

Minnesota Clinics and Nutritional Programs

Minnesota Clinics and Nutritional Programs

HealthPartners Clinics Resources

The Como Clinic Breastfeeding Center has breastfeeding specialists that are board certified and have special training to provide mothers and babies with lactation support. To make an appointment with a breastfeeding specialist you can call 952-967-7955. The specialists are available for personal visits at the Como clinic or over the phone, whatever works best for you.

Babyline is staffed by OB/GYN RN’s who focus on the needs of expectant parents and new parents of babies up to 6 weeks of age. They are available 24 hours a day at 612-333-2229 or 800-845-9297.

Allina Clinics Resources

Hennepin County WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children)
Call 612-348-6100
Or visit:
http://www.hennepin.us/residents/health-medical/wic-women-infants-children

Ramsey County WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children)
Call 651-266-1300
Or visit:
http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/ph/wic

WIC contact numbers for surrounding metro area: 1-800-492-4030

State breastfeeding information line will help you find breast feeding support in your community: 1-877-214-BABY

Hospital Lactation Support

Hospital Lactation Support

If you delivered at Abbott Northwestern:
Call 612-863-4638
Or visit:
https://www.themotherbabycenter.org/care-services/after-baby-born/breastfeeding-lactation/

If you delivered at Regions Hospital:
Call 651-254-2380
Or visit:
http://www.regionshospital.com/rh/specialties/birth-center/lactation-support.html

If you delivered at Fairview Hospital:
Visit:
https://www.fairview.org/overarching-care/the-birthplace/lactation-services

If you delivered at HCMC:
Call 612-873-8793
Or visit:
https://www.hennepinhealthcare.org/specialty/breastfeeding-clinic/

If you delivered at Methodist:
Call 210-575-0261
Or visit:
https://sahealth.com/service/lactation-services

Postpartum and Pregnancy Support

Postpartum and Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN:
 
Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN is a group of mental health and perinatal practitioners, service organizations and mother volunteers who provide services to those needing pregnancy and postpartum support.  They have a helpline, provider lists, peer support, resource lists and a website. 
 
Park Nicollett:
 
Park Nicollet offers a twice-monthly support group for new moms to connect with others experiencing similar feelings. Groups are facilitated by two experienced female therapists, skilled in helping and supporting women struggling with emotional concerns after having a baby. Groups meet at the St. Louis Park Clinic, 3800 Building, 7th Floor Dwan A; 2nd and 4th Mondays every month from noon to 12:45. For more information, call 952-993-3307
 

Contact us

mnmoms@umn.edu
612-361-7363