Dee GrabanskiRN, IBCLC
In-hospital lactation care Outpatient lactation consults as needed Virtual visits through Mychart as needed Walk-in Breastfeeding Clinic weekly Altru Hospital
Becky KussIBCLC, RN L-108881
Provides comprehensive lactation visits, in-home or in-office setting, pump rentals, pump parts, breastfeeding and pump classes. In-Network with BCBS Cigna and others Also offering support in the Minot and Dickson areas.
Jaci McCaskell KulishIBCLC
Private practice IBCLC providing in-home Prenatal Consults and Lactation Support.
Kathy TinquistRN, IBCLC
I am be IBCLC certified since 2002. I have been blessed to work with new moms and babies for over 40 years in my nursing career
Emilee StaehnkeMS CCC-SLP, CLC, COM
We offer speech and occupational therapy, including lactation counseling services and Orofacial Myology services from newborn on up. Emilee is a certified lactation counselor and also certified in Orofacial Myology, in addition to having her masters and 12 years of experience.
Megan MartellCertified Lactation Counselor
Fargo Cass Public Health
Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) provides breastfeeding support and resources to families, employers/businesses, and child care providers. FCPH assists with policy development and implementation, offers training modules, and provides the Back to Work Mom Program that includes text message support, a monthly class on returning to work and continuing to breastfeed, and more.
Ashley JohnsonCLC, CBS
Trained Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
Marie JensenBSN, RN, CLC
I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor (2013-2016 and 2018-present). I am also a mother of two children with personal experience of extended breastfeeding. I serve as Vice President of the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition. It is my professional and personal goal to help all parents successfully nourish their children.
Katie JohnkeRDN, LRD, CLC
My name is Ashley and I am a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and trained Postpartum Doula. I am passionate about supporting mothers and newborns leading up to birth and through the postpartum period. I have 3 children whom all nursed over a year and love to help mom achieve their nursing goals and to watch them strive in their new role of motherhood.
Jamestown Regional Med Center
Emily is an RN CLC at Jamestown Medical Center. She is able to assist you in-patient and out-patient
Sanford Health-Bismarck Lactation Team
Sanford Health Bismarck's Lactation team is available for in-patient and outpatient lactation needs. Hospital and clinic based.
Mid Dakota Clinic Healthy Beginnings
Visits with the nurses at Healthy Beginnings are free of charge and are available to patients of doctors affiliated with the Mid Dakota Clinic Center for Women or any Mid Dakota Clinic provider.
Allyson HalvorsonBSN, CLC
I am the prenatal education coordinator at Altru Hospital and also one of the CLC's on our labor and delivery floor. We provide free prenatal breastfeeding classes in-person once a month. We also provide lactation support in the inpatient setting after delivery. There is a free breastfeeding clinic and virtual visits available for outpatient services. Check out our website for more information. https://www.altru.org/services/obstetrics-gynecology-ob-gyn-/obstetrics-pregnancy-birth-/breastfeeding/
Tessa RasmussenMS CCC-SLP
Speech therapists specializing in identification of tongue and lip ties, assessing oral and facial muscle function (orofacial myology) and providing therapy to optimize feeding and swallowing.
Natalie N MuthDoctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Natalie is passionate about empowering patients and families to be active participants in their own health. Her chiropractic practice is focused on pediatric, prenatal, postpartum and overall family care. She especially enjoys helping children and their mothers flourish during all stages of life! Dr. Natalie is a board certified chiropractor in the state of North Dakota and continues to pursue education with an emphasis in the areas of family, prenatal and pediatric care. Dr. Natalie is certified in the Webster Technique and is an active member of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, & International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Natalie is also a BIRTHFIT professional and founder of BIRTHFIT Grand Forks, hosting prenatal and postpartum group education courses.
Dr. Stacy HallgrenDC
Dr. Hallgren specializes in Prenatal and Pediatric care. Dr. Hallgren is trained in the Webster Technique that is effective in turning breech babies, certified Extremity Practitioner for arm and leg injuries, Craniosacral Therapy dealing with the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, ADD/ADHD/Autism, and certified in Golf Injury. Dr. Hallgren has specialized training in patients dealing with digestive system disorders, Crohns, IBS, Colitis, Constipation, & Diarrhea.
Mandy GriffinMS, CCC-SLP, COM®, GoMAP trained
We have speech therapists on staff who specialize in infant feeding and orofacial myology. We provide support to you and your infant during your journey with breastfeeding. We evaluate your child's oral structure while at rest and during feeding to develop an individualized treatment plan to achieve typical orofacial development and safer and more efficient feeding. We can answer any questions you may have regarding tongue or lip ties and the impact they may have on the feeding process. We have a collaborative team of speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists in three convenient locations: Bismarck, Minot, and Grand Forks. We are here to help! We want to make life with your infant a little easier!
La Leche League of Fargo-Moorhead
LLLFM hosts monthly virtual support meetings and offers support via phone, email, and Facebook message. Meeting Information LLLFM meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm. Any person interested in learning about breastfeeding/chestfeeding is welcome. In-person meetings are currently on hold. Meeting information will be updated once they are resumed. Like LLLFM on Facebook to get updates and stay in touch with our Group! Leader Information La Leche League Leaders are experienced parents who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help parents and parents-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding/chestfeeding. They are available by phone, email, and via Facebook message whenever you have breastfeeding/chestfeeding questions or concerns.
Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
Location: Stepping Stones at Trinity Lutheran Church When: First and third Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:00pm Sponsored by: Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Childbirth Education Jamestown
Ransom Co Public Health
Upper Missouri District Health Unit - WIC Program
First District Health Unit-Ward County, Kenmare
Local Public Health Unit
Lake Region WIC Program
Lake Region WIC Program serves Ramsey, Benson, Towner, Eddy, Pierce, Wells, and Foster counties in ND All 3 staff are CLC certified.
Richland County WIC
Fargo Cass Public Health - WIC Program
The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and referrals to other community programs. WIC families include women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby, infants and children up to five years of age. Fargo WIC has an IBCLC on staff and all nutritionists have experience in supporting the breastfeeding dyad. To check eligibility go to: https://www.health.nd.gov/prevention/wic/WIC-Eligibility To qualify for WIC, a family of four can earn up to $4,086 per month. To apply, call 701.277.1455. Please let WIC know if you need an interpreter.
Lactation Consultants who have the initials IBCLC or RLC after their names have completed rigorous training, including hundreds of hours of supervised experience, and passed a certifying exam given by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, which is independently accredited. This is the highest level of professional lactation qualification, and those holding it are required to recertify every five years. An IBCLC may charge a fee, which may not be covered by insurance.
Read more about the IBCLC credential here.
Breastfeeding Counselors and Educators
Breastfeeding Counselors and Educators come from a variety of backgrounds and training programs. Such training includes classes or coursework, and may or may not include hands-on experience with nursing mothers and babies. A person listed in this section may hold a certificate saying they have completed a course or series of courses; the certificate may also show that the person passed an exam.
These Counselors and Educators will list credentials like Certified Lactation Counslor (CLC), Certified Lacation Specialist, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Certified Lactation Educator (CLE), etc. Because these are offered by different organizations, with different requirements for training and for certification, it is best to read about the training of each type of Breastfeeding Counselor and Educator here.
Free Community Breastfeeding Support Counselors
Free Community Breastfeeding Support Counselors are women who have received training from a specific organization, and have often breastfed their own babies. Some of these organizations require the Counselor to keep up-to-date with continuing education. These Counselors provide support about situations that may arise over the normal course of breastfeeding, and can guide a nursing mother in seeking help from a professional when needed. They may be available for phone help, in support group settings, and will sometimes provide home visits. This support is usually free (some may ask for coverage of expenses like parking if required when doing a home visit).
Free Community Breastfeeding Support Counslers may be trained by national organizations like Breastfeeding USA and La Leche League, or local ones. Read more about various volunteer training programs here.
Medical Professionals listed on ZipMilk are people who have a medical credential and have expressed an interest in breastfeeding. They might include doctors, midwives, osteopaths, or dentists.
As with non-medical practitioners, the most rigorous professional certification in breastfeeding is the IBCLC. Doctors may also be members or fellows of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, a world-wide organization of MDs interested in breastfeeding. Please note that a medical credential by itself does not show that the person has breastfeeding expertise. A Medical Professional who is listed here should tell you about their additional experience or training in breastfeeding.
Read more about various credentials you may see in addition to a practitioners medical degree here.
Support Groups on ZipMilk might be led or facilitated by a person from one of several different backgrounds. The person might be a volunteer counselor, IBCLC, Peer Counselor or CLC, or something else - feel free to ask about a facilitator's training if it is not clearly stated.
Support Groups offer a chance to meet other mothers and get advice on breastfeeding from both peers and experts. Group times and locations are subject to change. Please call to confirm these before attending a meeting. Groups run by volunteers are usually free. Groups run by hospitals or businesses may have a charge or require registration.
Read more about the training of the people who might run these Support Groups here.
WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator
WIC Breastfeeding Coordinators oversee programs that support breastfeeding mothers enrolled in the federal program for Women, Infants, and Children. Many WIC offices have peer counselors who can provide support for nursing families. Search ZipMilk for your local WIC office to find out what services are available.
Read more about the training program for WIC Peer Counselors here.