Our board-certified lactation consultants and specially trained nurses provide evidence–based support to help you keep your baby full and healthy.
- Our Baby-Friendly designation means we have an ongoing commitment to respecting the best, evidence-based medicine for new babies and families, including robust breastfeeding support. We respect all kinds of feeding for all kinds of reasons, and we pour our energy into making sure you’re armed with all the information you need to keep your baby full and happy.
- All of our nurses have specialized education and training regarding lactation and healthy infant feeding, so they can support you and your family during your stay.
- If you are facing lactation challenges or your baby is struggling to nurse, our lactation consultants are available for advice, instruction, and support.
- All of our lactation consultants are IBCLC-certified, which is an international certification standard requiring hundreds of hours of intensive training.
- Our lactation consultants work 365 days a year, because babies get hungry on weekends and holidays, too.
- We offer donor milk as you work on your own breastfeeding journey. Our milk bank offers screened, pasteurized milk from donors and will also take your donations if you’re lucky enough to have a surplus.
- We’re able to support both inpatient and outpatient/appointment needs 24/7. We can help troubleshoot feeding challenges over the phone.
- You do not need to have delivered your baby at Maple Grove Hospital or be a current customer to use our lactation service. Check with your insurance provider for coverage, however.
- Don’t reach us when you call? Leave a voicemail and we’ll get back to you right away—usually within the same day.
Groups and Classes
Get the support and education you may need. Consider this care beyond the clinic walls.
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.