Breastfeeding

Choosing to breastfeed is one of the best choices you can make for your child. In addition to being a great mother-baby bonding experience, breastmilk has everything your baby needs to grow and develop. To encourage mothers to breastfeed, support is needed from their employers, health care providers, schools and childcare providers to be successful. 

Printable Resources

Anoka County Breastfeeding Resource List

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support Information

La Leche League of Anoka County
Meetings and one-on-one support for breastfeeding mothers, as well as additional resources. Breastfeeding Helpline Counselors are available in English & Spanish.
1-877-452-5324

Breastfeeding Support Group
Free, drop-in center for pregnant and breastfeeding moms to receive information and support from a board-certified lactation consultant and other breastfeeding mothers.
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4050 Coon Rapids Blvd Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 236-7430

Educational Resources
Information about breastfeeding, weaning, hand expression, healthy eating as a breastfeeding mom, pumping, and much more!

Additional Breastfeeding Support Information

Breastfeeding Friendly Locations
A map of all locations that have received MDH Breastfeeding Friendly designation.

Breastfeeding and Child Care
Information about breastfeeding for child care providers. Become recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health as a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care provider.

Breastfeeding in the Workplace
Information about supporting breastfeeding mothers as they return to work.

Breastfeeding and Maternity Centers
Information and resources for hospitals and maternity centers.

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

For those who qualify, WIC provides nutritious food at no cost, nutrition counseling, referrals for health care, and a list of grocery stores that will exchange WIC benefits for approved foods.

Learn more about WIC in Anoka County on their website, or by calling (763) 324-4230.