La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas
La Leche League Leaders are experienced parents who have breastfed or chestfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help with breastfeeding. Attend a free meeting or call or email them for free advice.
Everyday Miracles’ works to improve birth outcomes and reduce health disparities by providing evidence–based education, compassionate and culturally aware support, and a non-judgmental, caring community. Clients have lower cesarean rates, higher breastfeeding initiation rates, and higher breastfeeding rates at 6 months.
Kelly Bonyata, a registered nurse and IBCLC, regularly reviews and updates this site, which is full of evidence–based information and resources. The search function works very well.
WIC supports breastfeeding mothers with extra food vouchers, in order to make the best milk for their babies, along with personal connections, counseling, and support for around-the-clock troubleshooting and guidance.
The Infant Risk Center
The Infant Risk Center offers information concerning the safety of medications and use during pregnancy and lactation. Call and speak with a professional who has access to the most current medication and breastmilk information. The acting executive director, Thomas Hale, Ph.D., R.Ph., is considered one of the foremost experts in perinatal pharmacology.
Global Health Media Breastfeeding Videos (Multiple Languages)
A wealth of helpful videos, from baby’s first latch to troubleshooting common breastfeeding issues. Plus, if you’re supporting a mother or baby who is breastfeeding, there’s lots of info for support and caregivers. Videos available in nearly 30 different languages, including Arabic, Hmong, Karen and Spanish.
Breastfeeding Videos (Somali)
The Minnesota Department of Health offers breastfeeding information in Somali under the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) section.
Dr. Jack Newman’s Breastfeeding Videos
This smartphone app offers evidence-based information in collaboration with Minnesota WIC, local Breastfeeding Coalitions, and other breastfeeding advocates.