Bismarck Burleigh Public Health holds first breastfeeding class

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck Burleigh Public Health hosted their first breastfeeding class Monday night.

The classes teach expecting mothers the benefits to breast feeding their baby. A study published in January showed breastfeeding for six months lowers the mom's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 50 percent. But public says they want to change the perception.

“We want it to be a societal norm so it's not anything shocking or out of the ordinary to see somebody breastfeeding out in public,” said Health Services Program Coordinator Betsy Kanz.

The next class will be on Feb. 17. For more information on the classes, go to http://www.bismarcknd.gov/357/Maternal-Child-Wellness.