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Jeanne Friebe, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RNC-LRN

CentraCare Plaza, Women’s Health Outreach

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Jeanne Friebe, Outpatient Lactation Consultant, CentraCare Plaza, Women’s Health Outreach, has been working with breastfeeding families for the past 37 years as an RN in the Family Birthing Center at St. Cloud Hospital in Labor and Delivery, postpartum, the NICU, and through Childbirth Education instructing. In working with the NICU level 2 and 3 premature newborns and their families, Jeanne found that her passion for breastfeeding flourished as she worked with mothers struggling to breastfeed, produce milk, and pump. In 1997, she was hired to start an in-patient Lactation Program at the St. Cloud Hospital and had the opportunity to focus most on the breastfeeding population. Currently, she serves as a member at large on the MN breastfeeding coalition. In 2019, she opened a Milk Depot in Central MN, through the MN Milk Bank for Babies, and currently serves on that Board of directors as well. Jeanne is currently leading a workgroup as we are pursuing the 10 Steps Mother Baby-Friendly designation through the MN Department of Health.