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Beltrami County Public Health

Breastfeeding Support

Our breastfeeding and lactation experts can provide a range of education and support services. Breastfeeding is a journey. There are ups and downs and feelings of accomplishment and frustration. We are here to help every step of the way, no matter what stage of the breastfeeding journey you’re in.

Certified lactation consultants are available to provide free one on one breastfeeding education and support and available to answers questions about latching, milk supply, pumping, and any other breastfeeding issue.

Appointments are flexible and available at no cost in home or office.

Call us at (218)333-8140 to schedule a breastfeeding consultation

Baby Café is a weekly drop-in group providing free breastfeeding support and resources for pregnant and postpartum individuals. Older children are welcome to attend!

  • Support from Certified Lactation Consultants and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.
  • Opportunity to weigh baby before and after feeding.
  • Infant feeding support – you don’t need to be exclusively breastfeeding to participate – we are here to support you in your breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey
  • Opportunities to share experiences and make friends.
    You may attend at any point during the 2 hour session


Mondays: 12 - 2 p.m.

Registration not required. Feel free to join whenever it works for you.

Baby Café will follow Bemidji area school closures.


Paul Bunyan Early Childhood Center
3300 Gillett Dr NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

If you have any questions please contact (218) 333-6033

The Bemidji Area Breastfeeding Coalition (BABC) is a multidisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to the promotion of breastfeeding/chestfeeding in the Bemidji area. The coalition meets monthly to share information and updates with one another as well as plan and promote events in the community.

What the BABC does:

  • organizes and runs the Bemidji Baby Café drop-in group
  • Maintains and schedules the event rock and rest tent
  • collaborates with other groups and plans various community events

If you would like to join or support the work we do or join the coalition, please call (218)333-8140 


Bemidji Area Breastfeeding Coalition has a tent for providing a space to families to care for their baby’s needs at community events.

Bemidji Area Breastfeeding Coalition, with the help of Beltrami County Public Health, manages the scheduling, set up, take down, and maintenance of the tent. .

The Rock & Rest Tent includes:

  • Two camp rocking chairs
  • Changing Table/Garbage
  • Fan for ventilation
  • Breastfeeding Supplies
  • Wipes for Sanitation
  • Community Breastfeeding Resources

If you are interested in providing this tent at your next event, contact Beltrami County Public Health at (218)333-8140 to check on availability. 

WIC recipient Moms and Dads can now schedule a breastfeeding appointment in addition to their regular WIC appointments to prepare and empower them to meet their breastfeeding goals.

Contact us at (218)333-8140 to schedule an appointment.

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