Breastfeeding Support

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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health’s lactation counselors are here to support you in breastfeeding, helping give you the confidence and support new parents often need to breastfeed.

While breastfeeding is natural, it can take time to learn for both mom and baby. Our lactation counselors will meet with you on the phone, via text, in our office, or even in your home. And all our lactation counseling services are free to new moms in Burleigh County. Our services include:

  • In-office or in-home visits to check on baby and answer any questions new parents may have
  • Phone and text support for questions on breastfeeding
  • Information and support for implementing infant-friendly workplace policies

Exclusively feeding baby breast milk for the first six months of life is best for baby’s health. However, we realize every mom has different goals. We work with each mom to ensure they can be successful in breastfeeding on their terms, while keeping baby’s health in mind.

To schedule a free session with a certified lactation counselor, call us at 701-355-1540. We also provide regularly updated information about breastfeeding through social media

Services provided 

  • Weigh baby
  • Physical assessment of baby
  • Physical assessment of mother, as needed
  • Feeding assessment and education
  • Safety education
  • Immunization information
  • Newborn care education
  • Information about programs for newborns/families
  • Answer questions related to care of mom and baby

Breastfeeding Resources

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  1. Public Health

    Physical Address
    407 S 26th St.
    Bismarck, ND 58504


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 5503
    Bismarck, ND 58504

    Fax: 701-221-6883