Breastfeeding Support Outreach Partners
Each year in Texas, there are almost 400,000 new moms. Most moms know about the benefits of breastfeeding including better health outcomes for mom and baby.
While most mothers will make the choice to breastfeed, many will face challenges and will not breastfeed for as long as they want to. Texas mothers need breastfeeding support from day one. We can all help to make breastfeeding easier for Texas mothers.
Here are resources to help educate others to change perceptions and improve health systems and environments to help mothers to meet their personal breastfeeding goals.
Whether at home, at work, in health care, or in communities across Texas, we can all help to support breastfeeding.
- CDC’s Breastfeeding Toolkits
- CDC’s Guide to Strategies to Support Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies (PDF)
- CDC’s The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
- DSHS Position Statement on Infant Feeding
- Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program
- Texas Mother-Friendly Community Outreach Resources
- Texas MCH/WIC Lactation Support Centers and Hotline
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health Breastfeeding Information
External links are informational. The Department of State Health Services does not endorse these links. These sites may also not be accessible to individuals with disabilities.