mother breastfeeding infantWhether you’re sure you want to breastfeed or still deciding, know that WIC is here to help you and your baby. We are available to answer any questions you may have and help with any breastfeeding challenges you may face. This section includes information about how the WIC Program can help you reach your breastfeeding goals.

  • No one knows the joys, advantages, and challenges of breastfeeding better than a mom who’s been there. That’s why we employ WIC moms who have breastfed to join us in providing new mothers with breastfeeding encouragement and support.
  • Don’t you wish babies came with an instruction manual? No worries! That’s why we offer breastfeeding education, including group and online classes and individual counseling, to help you understand and meet your baby’s individual needs.
  • Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers. WIC gives mothers who exclusively breastfeed more food for themselves and their babies.
  • Breast pumps are available to moms who need help in building or maintaining their milk supply or who must be separated from their babies for any reason.


Breastfeeding Support

Texas Lactation Support Hotline (855-550-6667) – Free hotline with lactation specialists and registered nurses available 24/7 to answer breastfeeding questions and provide referral information.

WIC Peer Counseling Services – A WIC peer counselor is a mother in the community with personal breastfeeding experience who is trained to provide information and support to new mothers.

The Lactation Foundation – The Lactation Foundation provides free lactation support services from board-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), registered nurses, and registered dietitian nutritionists.

La Leche League of Texas – Nonprofit organization that provides information and support to breastfeeding mothers.


Breastfeeding Information

Breast milk Counts

WIC Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding – Office on Women’s Health

Mother-Friendly Worksite

Baby Gooroo