The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website provides access to a variety of breastfeeding resources, including websites, conference information, and educational materials. Visit the WIC Program section and select “Breastfeeding” from the menu on the left
A mother's one-stop breastfeeding resource. This website discusses the importance of breastfeeding with helpful tips, tools, and resources.
Texas WIC provides free services to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, as well as children under the age of 5. Mothers can use this website to determine if they are eligible to receive these services, to learn more about WIC and WIC classes, and for other useful information about breastfeeding, nutrition, and more.
The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program recognizes employers who develop and maintain policies to proactively support employees in combining working and breastfeeding. Learn how your business can be designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite and find resources to support other businesses to do the same.
The Texas Ten Step Program was designed to improve the health of mothers and infants by promoting, supporting, and protecting breastfeeding. The program requires breastfeeding training for all facility staff and outlines specific steps to ensure breastfeeding support.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates throughout the United States and to promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices toward the ultimate goal of improving the public's health. Featured items include the CDC Breastfeeding Report Card, action guides for the Surgeon General's Call to Action, and The CDC Guide to Breastfeeding Interventions.
The Office on Women's Health strives to empower women to live healthier lives. This website includes resources to help mothers learn about breastfeeding and to face barriers they may encounter.
On January 20, 2011, Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin released The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. This website provides the document as well as links to federal resources to support the Call.