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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health provides health promotion, protection, and prevention education and services to residents of Bismarck and Burleigh County. Maternal and child wellness offers classes set up on a rotating basis throughout the year. Some classes can also be requested and scheduled to be presented directly to groups.  

  • Size-Wise - These Growing Futures Approved courses will help parents and/or child care providers learn about nutrition and activity to ensure healthy growth through children's various stages. Please register for these free courses through the Eventbrite links below. 
    • Size-Wise Education - Scheduled for February 1, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. 
      • Course Description - By working together with child care providers we can make the community a healthy place to live, learn, work and play by establishing a strong breastfeeding support system and teaching good eating and physical activity habits for our youngest citizens.
    • Size-Wise Nutrition - Scheduled for February 1, 2020, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. 
      • Course Description - By teaching children healthy eating habits, and modeling these behaviors in your childcare, you can help your children maintain a healthy weight and normal growth. Also, the eating habits the children pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults. Whether caring for infants or preschoolers, this course will provide you with tips to encourage healthy eating behaviors through the ages and stages.

  • Breastfeeding Classes - Two monthly breastfeeding education classes will be held at Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health. Classes are FREE and open to anyone that is seeking education on breastfeeding and lactation. Every breastfeeding class is taught by an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Counselor) and a CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor). Topics that will be discussed:
    • Benefits of Breastfeeding
    • Skin-to-Skin Contact
    • Breastfeeding Positions/Latch
    • How to Know if Baby is Getting Enough Breastmilk
    • Feeding Cues
    • Breastfeeding While Returning to Work

       Attendees will receive a free printed breastfeeding guide to take home.

  • Grandparenting Classes - Nursing mothers can utilize assistance that will make the breastfeeding experience a success. Topics that will be discussed include:
    • Safe Sleep
    • Breastfeeding/Nutrition
    • Water Safety
    • Poison Control
    • Car Seats
    • Updated Safety Recommendations

  • Return to Work Classes - To support parents in their breastfeeding journey we are offering a FREE class about breastfeeding and returning to work. Topics include: managing milk supply, ages and stages of the breastfeeding baby, and daycare and work place support.

All participants receive a free Healthy Baby Bag. Babies and support persons welcome! This class can be taken prenatally, however we would recommend taking a prenatal breastfeeding class before baby to get the most out of the class.

  1. Public Health

    Physical Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504

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

    Phone: 701-355-1540
    Fax: 701-221-6883