Breastfeeding Support & Lactation Consultants | Fargo-Moorhead

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Looking for resources regarding breastfeeding in Fargo? There are a number of local specialists, classes, and support groups ready to help you on your feeding journey!

*Hours and availability are subject to change due. Please contact each provider to get information on their current services & safety protocols.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Back 2 Work Mom

A public program through Cass County Public Health that offers text support, in-person classes, and other resources to support your breastfeeding journey as you return to work. 

Essentia Health Tender Transitions

A supportive group for those wanting breastfeeding support after taking baby home. Visit with other moms or find a seat and enjoy the one-on-one time feeding your baby. A lactation consultant is available for specific questions and to review your baby’s weight gain/milk transfer. Held Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. on the 6th Floor (Lactation/Pediatrics) at 1702 South University Drive in Fargo. 

Sanford Baby Cafe

This group offers support for all aspects of breastfeeding for pregnant and new mothers. Offered on Mondays 9:00 a.m. – Noon; Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., and 3rd Wednesday of each month from, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Fargo Cass Public Health (1240 25th St S). 

La Leche League FM

LLLFM meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Any person interested in learning about breastfeeding/chestfeeding is welcome. In-person meetings are currently on hold. Meeting information will be updated once they are resumed.

Jackie Klefsaas: Postpartum Support Doula

Hosts a monthly Postpartum Thrive Group to help women reclaim their power, joy, and health after baby. Please see her Facebook page for updates. 

 

Breastfeeding/Lactation Specialists

Beyond Boundaries Lactation Support

Embrace Therapy Services

Essentia Health

Jackie Klefsaas: Postpartum Support Doula

Heritage Birth

Northern Prairie Lactation Services

Rachel Baumgart, RM, IBCLC (Stellar Healthcare)

Sanford Health

 

Breastfeeding Classes

Essentia Health

This class will help pregnant mothers become prepare for a successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience. Topics will include benefits of breastfeeding, initiating breastfeeding after the birth of your baby, and understanding feeding cues. 

Heritage Birth

Offers a private 1-hour Breastfeeding Essentials class in your home. 

Sanford Health

Offers classes the first Tuesday, third Thursday, and fourth Monday of the month. Provides practical research-based information on breastfeeding for pregnant women. Topics include benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, pumping tools and support, breastmilk storage, and transitioning to a bottle. 

 

Tongue/Lip Tie Support Services

Apex Physical Therapy

Embrace Therapy Services

On Spot Therapy & Orofacial Myology

 

Visit our Pregnancy & Postpartum Resource Guide to find more local support!

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Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She is a (nearly) lifelong North Dakotan, married to her college sweetheart, and has 3 rambunctious girls. Kathy is passionate about connecting moms, advocating for maternal mental health, and giving back to this wonderful community any way she can. She loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When Kathy’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store. To contact Kathy, e-mail her at [email protected]

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