Owatonna Hospital Baby Café
For more information, call 507-977-2455 or visit the Owatonna Hospital Baby Café page.


Breastfeeding support for new moms

Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for both mother and baby, and many new mothers look forward to bonding with their newborns through it.

In addition to the emotional benefits of this experience, research shows breastfeeding can lower a baby’s risk for:

  • ear and upper respiratory infections
  • allergies
  • sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • chronic conditions in adulthood, including diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.

Nursing staff , lactation consultants and CLCs can help with any problems you may have, such as difficulties latching on, painful nursing, low milk production or if your baby is not gaining enough weight. Everyone on staff at the Birth Center has been trained in assisting new moms with feeding.

Birth Center nurses can also help moms who choose to bottle-feed with proper mixing and handling. Nurses are available to provide education and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Baby Café is held weekly on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. This is a free, family-friendly drop-in session for any parent, pregnant or with a child up to age 1. 

For more information 507-977-2455 or email

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