Infant & Maternal Health
Barnes County Newborn Home Visits FREE OF CHARGE
Infant Friendly Worksites in Valley City
City County Health District
Circle of Friends
Valley City School District
Central Ave Pharmacy
City of Valley City
Sanford Eye Clinic
St. Catherine Elementary School
Valley City Area Chamber of Commerce
Valley City State University
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.