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Lactation support and resources

Whether you're a new mother or an expecting mother, Metropolitan State University is committed to providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed. The Student Parent Center can provide lactating women with supplies and resources to help them continue to breast feed while they seek their degree. Metropolitan State abides by Title IX guidelines in providing an environment that is safe and conducive to your success.

Spaces for lactating students

Mamava lactation pods

Metropolitan State provides two Mamava lactation pods: one in the Student Center on the Saint Paul campus and in the common area at Midway. To use the pod, download the Mamava app. Use the app to schedule a time, unlock the pods and find other pods and resources for lactation. If you have trouble accessing the pod, contact a the Student Center Safety Officer (mobile/text) at 651-775-6724.

Lactation rooms

There are two rooms available for lactating students: Founder's Hall Room 140C on the Saint Paul campus and Midway Center, Room R. To use these rooms, register with the Student Parent Center. After you're registered, you can schedule time in the room on the Saint Paul Lactation Room Calendar. You can get room keys from Gateway.

Other locations

Minneapolis: Use Minneapolis Community and Technical College's Student Parent Center in room T1000.

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Center: Request an empty room for lactation from the LECJEC Safety Officer.

Off-campus resources

  • Fairview Lactation Services: Staff at all Fairview hospitals and clinics lactation services are trained to help new mothers learn breastfeeding and provide one-on-one assistance. Board-certified lactation consultants help new moms and babies who need extra assistance with breastfeeding. Check with your insurance regarding costs.
  • Health Foundation Birth Center: Provides many comprehensive services including maternity care, lactation services, water birth and pediatric services. Health insurance is accepted.
  • Amma Parenting Center: Offers classes and products that support infant development, provides solutions to everyday parenting and makes life easier. Many free and low-cost options.
  • Everyday Miracles: Committed to reducing health disparities in communities at risk for poor outcomes. Provides compassionate, culturally aware support and a nonjudgmental, welcoming community. Most services are available at no out-of-pocket cost to those on a Medicaid health care plan.
  • Childbirth Collective: Free evening discussion groups in Saint Paul on subjects including breastfeeding, Doulas, labor preparation and postpartum health.
  • La Leche League: Helps breastfeeding mothers through mother-to-mother encouragement, information and education.