Breastfeeding & Lactation

While research shows the positive benefits of breastfeeding, it doesn't always come easily. Our lactation consultants offer support to moms and babies learning how to breastfeed. You may request to see them during your stay at The Mother Baby Center or make an appointment after you leave.

Our lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. They can help you address concerns such as:

  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Latch-on difficulty
  • Sore/damaged nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Slow or no weight gain
  • Need for supplemental feedings
  • Milk supply concerns
  • Baby fussiness related to feedings
  • Plugged ducts/mastitis
  • Advice on breastfeeding equipment
  • Returning to work while breastfeeding
  • Milk expression and storage information
  • Weaning advice
  • Premature infants
  • Infants with special health concerns/problems

BANKED HUMAN BREAST MILK

At all center locations, banked human breast milk is available for babies if supplementation is needed and approved by the mother. Banked human breast milk is also available to babies receiving care in the special care nursery or NICU. We receive our banked human breast milk from the Human Milk Banking Association of North America where it is screened, tested for safety and pasteurized. Please note, we currently do not accept breast milk donations.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance plan on coverage for outpatient lactation consultation services. You may also call your pediatrician’s office to find out if they offer breastfeeding support services.

LACTATION OFFICES

For lactation office hours or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Minneapolis
612-863-4638

St. Paul
651-241-6250

Coon Rapids
763-236-7430

VIDEO: Breastfeeding Your Baby

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Explore the benefits of breastfeeding as well as techniques and tips to help make breastfeeding successful. Watch video.

FIND A DOCTOR FOR YOUR BABY

Babies receive their first pediatric check-up while they’re here. Find a doctor for your baby for the important first two-week visit and beyond.