Other Websites with Breastfeeding Information
The following websites are included for your reference only. They do not necessarily reflect the position of the Minnesota Department of Health.
Minnesota Law Protecting Breastfeeding
- Breastfeed - Anywhere, anytime
Minnesota Statute 145.905 says a mother may breastfeed in any location, public or private, where the mother and child are otherwise authorized to be. Breastfeeding is not considered indecent exposure.
- Workplace support for breastfeeding (revised in 2014)
Minnesota Statute 181.939 says an employer must provide unpaid break time daily to allow an employee to express breastmilk for her infant. The space should be in close proximity to the work area, not a bathroom or toilet stall, shielded from view, free from intrusion and includes access to an electrical outlet. See the statute for important details.
Websites for Answers to Common Questions
BabyGooRoo has breastfeeding information in written and video formats for those seeking general breastfeeding information.
KellyMom has parenting and evidence-based breastfeeding information that is updated regularly.
- La Leche League
Breastfeeding information for parents provided by La Leche League International.
Websites with Other Languages
- La Leche League
Select the Find Your Language tab for information in other languages. The Google Select Language feature will translate some web page content.
- ECHO Breastfeeding Your Baby Videos
These are short videos in different languages that cover the importance of breastfeeding, techniques and tips to successfully breastfeed. Languages include Somali, Hmong, Spanish, English and others.
- Global Health Media
Educational videos, which are filmed in developing countries, provide visuals for common breastfeeding concerns and are translated in several languages. There are two sets of videos. One set is meant to train health workers and another is adapted for mothers. Languages include Spanish, Hmong, Karen, and many others.
Frequently Asked Questions for New Mothers
How can I plan for breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding Your Baby
La Lactancia Materna (Breastfeeding - Spanish)
Nuujinta (Breastfeeding - Somali)