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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health is offering free lactation counselors and a clinic for mothers with breastfeeding questions.

The public health unit is the recipient of a North Dakota Department of Health five-year grant, which aims to increase breastfeeding rates for infants at 6 months of age in Burleigh County.

Bismarck-Burleigh Health has lactation counselors available Monday through Friday, and a weekly clinic Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, which is offered at no cost.

Lactation counselors offer education related to milk supply, latching and various approaches to breastfeeding.

For more information and to make an appointment, call Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health at 701-355-1540 or visit the clinic at 500 E. Front Ave.

(Reach Blair Emerson at 701-250-8251 or Blair.Emerson@bismarcktribune.com)

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Education and Health Reporter