Lactation Consultants

Lactation Consultants

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Nursing is natural, but it doesn’t come naturally to all moms and babies. Our lactation consultants will make sure you’re ready to breastfeed before you leave the hospital. They’ll also be there as you adjust to life at home.

Our lactation consultants are registered nurses who are certified by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. They can help you address concerns like these:

  • breastfeeding problems
  • latch-on difficulty
  • sore/damaged nipples
  • engorgement
  • slow or no weight gain
  • need for supplemental feedings
  • milk supply concerns - too much/not enough
  • 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

Lactation office hours/appointments Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays)

To contact a lactation consultant, call 612-863-4638 and leave a message. Every effort will be made to return your call within 24 hours.

Insurance coverage

As an outpatient service of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the Infant Feeding Program is covered by most insurances and Medicaid.

You may also call your pediatric office to find out if they offer breastfeeding support services.

Infant feeding resources

The information on these pages of Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond at can help you decide the best options for you and your baby: