Family Child Health Services
Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department Services and activities in this program are intended to strengthen and preserve the health of individuals and families in Rice County. The focus is on support, prevention, and education to promote and maintain a high level of wellness.
Parents and children can benefit from the following services available through Rice County Public Health. Refer yourself or a client.
Breastfeeding-friendly Health Department
Rice County Public Health is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Health Department at the "gold level."
The designation was earned in 2017 after completing the 10-step framework for agencies seeking to strengthen their ability to promote and support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides the best possible nutrition for baby, and mothers often need good information and support to get started and to keep going. Studies show that infants who are breastfed have better health outcomes as they grow.