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Breastfeeding Clinic

900 S. 8th Street
Orange Building, First floor, O1.130
Minneapolis MN 55415

716 South 7th Street
Purple Building, Level 5
Minneapolis MN 55415

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8:30AM – 4:30PM, M - F, Purple Building, Level 5
8AM – 4:00PM, Saturday, Sunday (Orange Bldg, O1.130)

Appointments

612-873-6963

The Breastfeeding Clinic is located in the Orange building, 1st floor, room 130 (O1.130), as well as in the OB/GYN Clinic at 716 South 7th Street, Purple Building, Level 5. Our lactation consultants are available to assist any mother-even if you did not deliver your baby at HCMC. The Lactation Consultants provide in-person and over the phone help. A lactation consultant will return your call and help to answer your questions and provide you with information. If a breastfeeding problem is not easily resolved over the phone, an appointment can be arranged for mothers to bring their babies to the clinic. There is a charge for clinic visits. Fees may be covered by your health insurance provider. Mothers may want to consider a visit to the clinic for the following situations:

  • Baby not gaining weight appropriately
  • Baby has sucking problems
  • Nipples persistently sore
  • Flat or inverted nipples
  • Severe breast engorgement
  • Problems with milk supply (too much or too little)
  • Nursing an adopted baby
  • Relactation
  • Difficulty with breastfeeding technique
  • A breastfeeding baby who has special needs due to illness or prematurity
  • Nursing twins or triplets.

During your visit, the staff will take a history of the mother and baby, observe the baby during a feeding, determine possible causes of difficulty, and offer options from which the mother can choose to help solve the problems she and her baby are experiencing. When a woman calls or comes to the clinic for information or help with breastfeeding concerns, the staff maintains contact with the family’s health care provider(s), relaying information on breastfeeding problems and progress. If you have any of these needs, or if you have questions, ask your provider to refer you to a lactation consultant, or call 612-873-MILK (6455) from 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. In addition to serving our patients, we are available to all HCMC employees.