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There are many wonderful resources available to new parents, both online and in our own community. Select a topic below to see some of our recommendations.

Baby Care, Development & Safety

Child Safety:


American Academy of Pediatrics: Healthychildren.org

MN Department of Health: info on Newborn Screening

Help Me Grow: all about developmental milestones and how to access in-person home visits to track infant development

Think Small: services, resources, and advocacy for early childhood education in Minnesota

Sleep Safety



Amma Parenting Center:

  • Ongoing free drop-in breastfeeding Q&A times with a lactation consultant. You can weigh your baby, track weight gain, and get tips from other moms. more


  • The Breastfeeding Center at Park Nicollet more
  • Lactation clinics within the HealthEast system more
  • Baby Cafes in the St Paul area
  • 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
  • Find a Lactation Consultant directory: search for providers in your zip code
  • 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
  • Underneath It All shop (hard to find bra sizes and other lactation support products)

Expecting Multiples

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. More local resources can be seen here.

Postpartum Emotional Health

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