Welcome to N.D. Breastfeeding

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.