Barnes County Newborn Home Visits             FREE OF CHARGE

  • A home visit by a registered nurse
  • Infant Assessment
  • Safety Information and supplies
  • Breast feeding counseling
  • Postpartum counseling
  • Opportunity for parents to ask questions
  • Continued support
  • Baby gifts

Infant Friendly Worksites in Valley City

City County Health District

Circle of Friends

Valley City School District

Barnes County

Central Ave Pharmacy

City of Valley City

Sanford Clinic

Sanford Eye Clinic

St. Catherine Elementary School

Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce

Valley City State University

Infant & Maternal Health

Infant Friendly Worksite

Both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. Breast milk is easy to digest and contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral infections. Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of certain breast and ovarian cancers. It is also recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a primary strategy to reduce childhood obesity.

The North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity’s WIC Program, Healthy Communities Program and Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Program work together to promote breastfeeding and improve support for breastfeeding in all settings.