Texas WIC is still open for business and has modified services throughout the state to help keep clients and staff safe. Families may call their local WIC clinics to learn more about how they can receive services. Visit https://find.texaswic.org/ to find your local clinic or call 800-942-3678.

All moms in Texas, regardless of WIC status, can still access 24/7 lactation assistance through the Texas Lactation Hotline at 855-550-6667.

  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .
  • .

Elevating the standard of care
for mother and babies

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Texas Hospital Association developed the Texas Ten Step Program in 1999 as a method to improve maternity care practices in birthing facilities. Policy development, education of staff, and provision of discharge resources for breastfeeding mothers are key initiatives of the program.

The program is based on the World Health Organization (WHO)/ United Nations Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a bundle of evidence-based practices proven to increase breastfeeding exclusivity and duration and reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and is supported by the Texas Medical Association.



The Health Care Provider's Guide to Breastfeeding

Texas Ten Step and App Store Logos

A resource for Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, and other Health Care Providers.

Download from the App Store »

Download on Google Play »




*The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.