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Beltrami County Public Health

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding 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!

Sanford Health - Baby Cafe

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 to schedule an appointment.

Beltrami County Public Health has a 10’ x 10’ tent for providing a space for families to care for their baby’s needs at community events. Beltrami County Public Health and the Bemidji Area Breastfeeding Coalition 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 to check on availability. 

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