WIC Breastfeeding Resources - Minnesota Dept. of Health

WIC Breastfeeding Resources


Related topics:
About Breastfeeding
Why Breastfeed?
La Lactancia Materna (Breastfeeding - Spanish)
Nuujinta (Breastfeeding - Somali)

On this page:
Answers to Common Questions
Video Resources
Minnesota Laws Protect Parents
Returning to Work or School
Additional Languages

These websites are included for your reference only. They do not necessarily reflect the position of the Minnesota Department of Health.

Answers to Common Questions

USDA WIC Breastfeeding Support
USDA WIC Breastfeeding Support provides information, resources, and support with breastfeeding.

BabyGooRoo
BabyGooRoo has breastfeeding information in written and video formats.

KellyMom
KellyMom has parenting and evidence-based up to date breastfeeding information.

La Leche League
Breastfeeding information for parents provided by La Leche League International.

It's Only Natural
Breastfeeding information and tips focused on African American families.

Ready, Set, BABY
Interactive website with audio clips and quizzes.

Coffective
Information for getting breastfeeding off to a great start in the hospital and the first few days. Short videos, downloadable materials, and a free mobile app.

WIC is here to help! For support with your breastfeeding questions and concerns, connect with your local WIC agency.

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Video Resources

Baby Behavior Education
Short videos on cues babies give that indicate hunger, fullness, or I just want to be held.

First Droplets
Dr. Jane Morton's videos to promote milk supply and get families off to a good start.

Hand Expression of Breastmilk
Dr. Jane Morton demonstrates how to easily hand express breastmilk.

Breastfeeding in the First Hour
Video to help establish successful breastfeeding from birth.

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Minnesota Laws Protect Parents

Minnesota laws protect pregnant and breastfeeding parents.

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 (Minnesota Statute 617.23).

Workplace support for breastfeeding (revised in 2021)
Minnesota Statute 181.939 says an employer must provide 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.

Minnesota Laws Protect Pregnant and Breastfeeding Parents (PDF)
Downloadable image formatted to view on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Know Your Rights (Video)
Information about employee's rights to time and space for milk expression at the workplace. Available in English, Hmong, Spanish, and Somali.

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Returning to Work or School

Breastmilk. Every Ounce Counts.
Breastfeeding information for working parents.

CDC Proper Storage and Preparation of Breast Milk
Guidelines for storing human milk, including cleaning of infant feeding items, and pumping Equipment.

Maximizing Milk Production with Hands on Pumping
Excellent video for those separated from baby due to work, school, or hospitalization.

Paced Bottle Feeding
How to bottle-feed any baby to help prevent overfeeding.

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Additional Languages

WIC offers services in any language and accommodations for a disability. These are free services. Connect with your local WIC agency.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby
Video resource in Somali language.

Best Start
Breastfeeding resources translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Health Information Translations
Written health education resources in multiple languages on a variety of topics including breastfeeding basics and common problems.

Hmong Breastfeeding Coalition Videos
Videos are in Hmong and English and include topics like supporting your partner and handling breastmilk.

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Updated Tuesday, 23-Aug-2022 13:59:13 CDT