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COVID-19 Response

The City of Grand Forks is actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For up to date info from the City regarding COVID-19 visit our COVID-19 City Updates page.  For those looking for assistance in this difficult time visit our COVID-19 Resources page.  City offices are closed to the public but open for business.  Find out more at our Virtual City Hall.

For Child Care Providers

 

Returning to work after having a baby can be a challenge for many families. Childcare providers can play a key role in a mom reaching her breastfeeding goals. By sharing your knowledge and support of breastfeeding with families, you can help improve the health and well-being of the children in your care.

 

Breastfeeding in Child Care Toolkit

 

Your knowledge about breastfeeding and supportive practices can help families breastfeed longer. In addition, you can further support families by creating a breastfeeding friendly environment in your child care. The toolkits below provide information on how you can support moms and breastfeeding in your community:

 

Creating a Breastfeeding Policy

 

A policy helps define the roles and responsibilities for the supervisors and employees, and ensures that consistent breastfeeding support is available. Child care providers are encouraged to have a breastfeeding policy that supports both employees and families who have children in their care.

Grand Forks Public Health Department can assist your center or home daycare in creating a supportive environment for breastfeeding moms. Contact Betty 701-787-8126 for more information.