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Infant Nutrition


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Feeding time is a wonderful time to bond with your baby. Feeding is more than just giving food. It is a time to hold, talk to, and interact with your infant. Most women breastfeed their babies, as there are many benefits for both mom and baby. Learn more about breastfeeding benefits >>

Happy breastfeeding begins with a good ‘latch on’ – getting your baby to effectively connect and begin feeding. Learn more about latching >>


Hand Expression of Breastmilk



Additional Breastfeeding Resources (Click on Links Below):

For more information on breastfeeding, formula preparation, starting solids, and weaning download Todd-Wadena Healthy Connection's Pregnancy to Parenthood: Feeding Your Baby

The Minnesota Department of Health also provides quick references for breastfeeding and bottlefeeding:

WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Clinics

  • WIC is a nutrition program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and breastfeeding, and stay healthy.
  • WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services.
Todd County WIC Clinics
Office Site:
  • 212 2nd Ave South, Long Prairie
    (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY). Call 320-732-4456 or 1-800-953-4440.
Pick-Up Sites (monthly schedule):
  • Eagle Bend, Assembly of God Church (205 Central Ave):
    2nd Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Long Prairie, Main Street Government Center (347 Central Ave):
    3rd Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Staples, Lakewood Senior Campus, Door C (401 Prairie Ave NE): 1st Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wadena County WIC Clinics
Office Site:
    22 Dayton Ave SE Wadena
    Call 218-631-7629.
Off-Site Clinics:
  • Off-site clinics offered in Menahga, Sebeka & Staples (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY) Call 218-631-7629 to schedule.


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