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Breastfeeding Support At WIC

The decision to breastfeed your infant can have lasting benefits for you and your child. As a mother, you are the only one who can decide to give your baby this wonderful gift, and WIC is ready to support you in your decision.

You will get instruction and support from WIC breastfeeding counselors to help make it an easy and positive experience for you and your baby. Most WIC clinics offer peer counselor services for their pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

Peer counselors are WIC moms who have breastfed successfully, and who have been trained and employed by WIC to help other moms breastfeed. If you have questions about breastfeeding before or after you have your baby, call your WIC clinic and ask to talk to a peer counselor.

Breast pumps are also available to moms who need help in building their milk supply or who must be separated from their babies for any reason.

WIC may have other breastfeeding supplies available as well. Ask a WIC staff member.

mom meeting with peer counselor

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HERE ARE SOME WAYS THAT YOU CAN GET HELP WITH BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY:

Call or visit your local WIC clinic to speak with a trained breastfeeding counselor.

For general questions, call the Texas Lactation Support Hotline at 855-550-6667 or email WICGeneral@dshs.state.tx.us.