Downloadable Materials on Breastfeeding
Texas WIC has a number of great publications available on breastfeeding that you can download. Click here to visit the Department of State Health Services WIC catalog site. To return to this page click the back button on the top of your browser.
Your Baby: Your Gift
This brochure is designed for African-American women. It covers benefits of breastfeeding for the baby and mother and how to solicit breastfeeding support from their family and community. You may download a printable pdf by clicking Your Baby: Your Gift, Stock no. 13-06-12079.
Instructional Guide for Giving Your Baby the Best
Breastfeeding guide discusses position, latch-on, milk-transfer signals, engorgement, hunger and satiety cues, growth spurts, nipple soreness, and sleepy babies. Tells when and who to call for help and how to tell if a baby is getting enough to eat. You may download a printable pdf by clicking Instructional Guide for Giving Your Baby the Best, Stock no. 13-220 for English or Stock no. 13-220a for Spanish. Copies of the Vietnamese version can be printed from the web by clicking Instructional Guide for Giving Your Baby the Best, Stock no. 13-220v
Just for Dad
Brochure gives tips to dads on bonding with their babies and being part of the breastfeeding experience. (REVISED) You may download a printable pdf by clicking Just for Dad, Stock no. 13-53 (English).
Just for Grandparents
Brochure full of information grandparents should know: benefits of breastfeeding, how to tell if your grandbaby is getting enough to eat, milk production, and ways to support breastfeeding. A Grandparents’ Creed reminds grandparents of their important family role. You may download a printable pdf by clicking , Stock no. 13-06-11288 for English or Stock no. 13-06-11288a for Spanish.
The Hospital Experience: What to Expect and
How to Make it Memorable
Provides anticipatory guidance to pregnant moms about what to expect in the hospital and how to advocate for themselves and their babies. The brochure includes a removable Infant Feeding Plan that moms can complete and give to hospital staff that expresses the mom’s infant feeding goals and desires. You may download a printable pdf version, in English, today by clicking The Hospital Experience: What to Expect and How to Make it Memorable, Stock no. 13-06-13120 or a printable pdf version, in Spanish, by clicking Stock no. 13-06-13120a.
This brochure is a must for all pregnant WIC participants. It discusses the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for at least the first month post partum and food package options available to WIC moms. You may download a printable pdf version, in English, today by clicking WIC Food Packages for Moms & Infants, Stock no. 13-06-13124 (1.64MB, PDF,viewing information). Download a Spanish pdf by clicking WIC Food Packages for Moms & Infants, Stock no. 13-06-13124a (1.56MB, PDF, viewing information).
Gives information on pumping, family support, and resources. Information helps working mothers continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Includes tips on pumping and storing milk and managing working and breastfeeding. Download a printable pdf in English by clicking Breastfeeding and Returning to Work Stock no. 13-06-11496. Download a Spanish pdf by clicking Breastfeeding and Returning to Work Stock no. 13-06-11496a.
Flier defines differences between colostrum and “mature milk.” It tells new mothers why colostrum is so important for the health of the baby. Download a printable pdf in English/Spanish by clicking Colostrum, Stock no. 13-06-11549.
Breastfeeding and Family Planning
Brochure provides information and lists resources for family planning and birth-control methods. You may download a printable pdf by clicking Breastfeeding and Family Planning, Stock no. 13-101 for English or Stock no. 13-101a for Spanish.
One-page handout describing all the benefits of breastfeeding for baby, mom, family, and the world. This handout may be particularly useful as a discussion tool in a participant-led class or to start a breastfeeding dialogue in a counseling session. You may download a printable pdf by clicking Breastfeeding Facts, Stock no. 13-162. English/Spanish.
Breastfeeding in Public
Brochure addresses women’s concerns about breastfeeding in public. Suggests ways to nurse discreetly in public and informs women of the law that protects their right to breastfeed in public. You may download a printable pdf by clicking Breastfeeding in Public, Stock no. 13-179 for English or Stock no. 13-179a for Spanish.
Mother’s Milk: It’s More Than Just Food
Brochure recommends that infants be breastfed for at least the first 12 months of life. The message is that every baby needs love, protection, and nourishment, and breastfeeding provides all of these things. You may download an English language printable pdf by clicking Mother’s Milk: It’s More Than Just Food, Stock no. 13-184.
Hand Expression and Storage of Breastmilk
Brochure illustrates properly collecting and storing your milk, and suggests how to continue to breastfeed when returning to work or school. Not intended for use by mothers of premature or sickly babies.You may download a printable pdf by clicking Hand Expression and Storage of Breastmilk, Stock no. 13-206 for English or Stock no. 13-206a for Spanish.
Weaning from the Breast
Brochure designed to support the self-paced lesson “Weaning Your Baby from the Breast,” No. SP-000-11. Encourages mothers to continue breastfeeding, but offers helpful information on weaning. You may download a printable pdf by clicking Weaning from the Breast, Stock no. 13-06-11236 for English or Stock no. 13-06-11236a for Spanish.
Become a Mother-Friendly Worksite
Full-color brochure packed with great information on the benefits employers receive from employees who breastfeed, ways employers can support their breastfeeding employees, and information on how to become a Mother-Friendly Worksite. A fantastic brochure for moms who will be returning to work and for sending to local-area employers. You may download a printable pdf by clicking Become a Mother-Friendly Worksite, Stock no. 13-58 for English or Stock no. 13-58a for Spanish.
Links to Breastfeeding Web Sites
- La Leche League
- National Women's Health and Information Center
- Texas Department of State Health Services Breastfeeding
External links to other sites are intended to be informational
and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State
Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.