There are many wonderful resources available to new parents, both online and in our own community. Here are some of our recommendations.




  • Amma Parenting Center: Every Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evenings we host¬†free Baby Weigh-In. You can weigh your baby, track weight gain, and get help from one of our lactation consultants. more
  • The Breastfeeding Center at Park Nicollet more
  • Lactation clinics within the HealthEast system more
  • Many pediatric clinics have lactation consultants on staff – check to see if this is the case at your clinic.
  • Local La Leche League chapters more
  • Donate your extra breast milk to a nonprofit milk bank (our local deposit site is at North Memorial, which gives to the Mothers Milk Bank of Iowa)¬†more

Breastfeeding phone/internet support

  • US Department of Health and Human Services: Monday-Friday 9 am to 6 pm EST 1-800-994-9662
  • La Leche League International phone support: 877-4-LALECHE

Baby Care & Development

Online pages & sites

New Fathers

There are several school districts that offer dads-only ECFE classes (Early Childhood and Family Education). We at Amma have tried several times to launch a dad’s class, but did not have enough enrollments to support a program. Try the Minneapolis district and the St Paul district for more information on Dads Classes.

Postpartum emotional health

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota: local resources

Postpartum Support International Note: PSI holds free weekly chats for moms AND dads wanting anonymous phone guidance

Postpartum Dads

Finding child care

Child Care Aware

Checklist when searching for a high-quality child care provider

Pregnancy & Childbirth

Mayo Clinic health information

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota health information

Having another baby

Labor Skills

Expecting Multiples

Adjusting to life with a new baby

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Resources