Inspirational Stories

Read the stories of people who have taken action to support breastfeeding, and see the impact their efforts had.

As a Certified Childbirth Educator, I offered follow-up breastfeeding support to clients of my childbirth classes. After repeatedly meeting women with typical breastfeeding struggles, I noticed that home visits were not a support option in my community.

Emilie Cunningham | Waco, TX

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WIC has always promoted breastfeeding, but since it has included its Peer Counselor program, breastfeeding rates have gone significantly higher. As peer counselors, we are WIC breastfeeding moms just like our clients, so we understand the feelings of our WIC participants.

Cynthia F. | Lubbock, TX

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The Texas Tech HSC and the TTU Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing have championed the breastfeeding support model known as "Baby Cafe" for almost 4 years. It is a free of charge "drop-in" center for breastfeeding women and their families with a lactation professional "in the background".

Lizabeth Berkeley | El Paso, TX

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In February 2011, I helped coordinate the first Tarrant County Breastfeeding Coalition meeting. We had 25 individuals from various disciplines, including nursing mothers, two local neonatologists, registered nurses and dietitians, lactation consultants...

Shannon O'Quin Wingo | Fort Worth, TX

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I teach Childbirth classes for a non profit organization in Austin called Any Baby Can. Many of the students in my classes are low income, young, or otherwise "high risk" mothers and their families.

Shelley Scotka | Austin, TX

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