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    Breastfeeding: The Best Choice for Families

    Congratulations on giving your baby the best!

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    Good nutrition is important throughout our lives. It is especially important during infancy and childhood because of its effect on growth and development. 

    Breast milk equals good nutrition. It protects your baby from illness and infection and promotes brain development. Many of the important ingredients in breast milk are not found in artificial baby milk. One of the amazing things about breast milk is that mother's milk is specially formulated to have the right composition for a baby, and to contain exactly the right amounts of nutrients. Bottle-fed babies receive the exact same nutrients every time they eat. Breast milk, on the other hand, continually changes in composition so that your baby gets what he or she needs at any age.

    Breast milk is easily digested and changes daily to meet your baby's nutritional needs. It also helps in other ways. Breastfeeding creates a close emotional bond between you and your baby. It improves your baby's oral and facial development. It lowers your risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and osteoporosis later in life. By breastfeeding, you are doing something that only you can do for your baby.


    Need help??  Call our Breastfeeding Warm Line for assistance


    Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    OR Call:

    Texas Lactation Support Hotline



    How WIC promotes breastfeeding:

    • Breastfeeding mothers receive follow-up support through WIC Breastfeeding peer counselors.
    • Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
    • Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their infants receive more food for themselves and their baby.
    • Mothers enrolled in WIC receive assistance on how to obtain a breastpump from their health care plan or our program that is appropriate to fit their needs.
    • WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed are provided information through counseling and educational materials.


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    Breastfeeding Help in Tarrant County



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    Tarrant County Breastfeeding Resources at your fingertips!

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    latchMe is a breastfeeding resource directory-powered by moms like you! If you know great breastfeeding resources in our community, please add them for other moms here. To find breastfeeding resources on the go, download latchMe for iPhone or Android for free today!


    Useful Texas WIC Breastfeeding Information Web sites:


    Texas WIC Program logo - Smart choices, Healthy Families

    WIC Food Packages for Moms and Babies



    Mother-Friendly Worksite logo, a breastfeeding supporter.

    Tips for Combining Working and Breastfeeding



    Breastmilk, Every Ounce Counts logo.

    Lactation Consultants Support Directory



    Texas 10 Step Program logo.



    Infant Feeding During a Disaster logo.

    WIC Nutrition Infant Feeding During Disasters



    Breastfeeding In Combat Boots logo
    Breastfeeding Resource for Women in Military



    Texas Department of State Health Services logo

    Breastfeeding Resources for Health Care Providers


    Directory of Mother Friendly Worksites

    Locate a Mother Friendly Worksite

    This page was last modified on December 04, 2020


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