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Lactation Resources

Online Lactation Resources

Instructional Videos:

Support Groups

*check websites for current information as dates/times may change

  • Baby Café: A free, drop-in center for pregnant and breastfeeding moms to consult with an international board-certified lactation consultant and share experiences with other nursing mothers. No pre-registration required.
    • Maple Grove: Allina Clinic, 7840 Vinewood Lane North, Maple Grove, MN, 55369 (Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm) Kathleen Fulwider, IBCLC and Diane Loch, IBCLC; 763-236-3427
    • St. Paul: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1807 Field Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55116 USA (Wednesdays, 12 to 2 pm) Kim Kretschmer, IBCLC, 651-241-5088
  • La Leche League: free mother to mother support, several meetings around the Twin Cities Metro and state wide, check website:
  • Mama Cafe: free community breastfeeding support group at Baby Love, Thursdays 10-11:30am – 4590 Scott Trail Suite 102, Eagan, MN;

To Be Seen in Person or Phone Advice

  • Breastfeeding Connection at Ridges, Burnsville: 952-892-2552
  • Park Nicollet Breastfeeding Center: 952-993-5124
  • Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital lactation services: 612-863-4638
  • Pediatrician’s Offices: (many clinics employ IBCLCs, this is a partial list- check with your child’s clinic)
    • Southdale Pediatrics, Lisa Kroening, CPNP, IBCLC – Eden Prairie (952) 278-6939
    •  Metropolitan Pediatrics, Marta Simpson, RN, IBCLC – Edina, 952-920-9191 or Burnsville, 952-435-2450
  • South Lake Pediatrics: main appointment line 952-401-8300 – Several lactation consultants that see patients in Maple Grove, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Chaska
  • La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas (peer counselors): 612-922-4996
  • Welcome Baby Care- 952-942-5676,
  • Enlightened Mama- 651-528-6733,