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Lactation specialists: what they do and how they can help

We talked with Emily Ross, staff registered nurse (RN) in the Lactation Support Program at Children’s Minnesota, St. Paul, and Katie Tocko, staff RN at Children’s Minnesota, St. Paul, about the importance of having lactation consultants help our patients and families.

Top five questions asked during a well-child visit: answered

We talked with Carolyn Solberg, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) at Children’s Minnesota, about the top five questions parents ask their PNPs or primary care provider during a well-child visit.

What new and expecting mothers need to know about breastmilk and coronavirus

It’s normal to be concerned about your baby getting coronavirus or giving this illness to your baby. We’re answering the questions you have about breastfeeding and COVID-19.

Lactation consultants help mothers with breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of motherhood. We spoke with Connie Smith, IBCLC, PNP, to learn how an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant can help breastfeeding mothers.

Breast pumping shouldn’t hurt

Breastfeeding and pumping shouldn’t cause pain. We outlined some common causes of breast pain and how to prevent it.

Breastfeeding and pumping pods available at Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Breastfeeding or pumping moms can use the private and secure pods with roomy benches, space for a stroller, and a place to plug in a pump.