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If you choose to breastfeed, count on Essentia Health for tips and support to help you nurse your baby.
Both you and your baby benefit from breastfeeding. That’s because breastfeeding:
Benefit from the knowledge and experience of lactation consultants—professional breastfeeding specialists—at Essentia. A certified lactation consultant may visit you in the hospital after your baby is born. Or, you can talk with them at breastfeeding classes and support groups, or a breastfeeding clinic.
Get the best start possible by attending a breastfeeding class during your final trimester of pregnancy. You and your partner may learn about:
Attend a free new-parent or breastfeeding support group near you to share your breastfeeding successes and challenges with other moms and get advice from a lactation consultant.
Find more breastfeeding support groups and resources through La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Talk with a certified lactation consultant over the phone. Leave a voicemail and our team will return your call.
If you live in or near Duluth, Minnesota, visit Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center to find the region’s largest breastfeeding clinic. Take advantage of a wide range of services, including:
These services are generally covered by insurance, but it's a good idea to check with your insurance company. These services are provided for free during your stay at Essentia Health St. Mary's Birthplace.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at St. Mary's Birthplace, call 218-786-4477.
You can also get advice and education from certified lactation consultants at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minnesota, and at Essentia Health-Fargo in Fargo, North Dakota.