Texas WIC provides Texas families real support to get and stay healthy. WIC benefits are for pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to their fifth birthday. Services include the WIC food benefits card, breastfeeding education and support, nutrition assessments, counseling, group classes, online classes, peer support, recipes, and referrals.
Texas Mother-Friendly Worksites are the best places for moms to work! A business can become designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite if it has a written lactation support policy that provides flexible work schedules; access to a private location(s), other than a bathroom, where mothers can pump milk; access to a nearby sink with clean water; and access to hygienic storage.
Mother's Milk Bank at Austin A nonprofit that accepts, pasteurizes and dispenses donor human milk by physician prescription, primarily to premature and ill infants.
Postpartum Education for Parents A 24-hour support line is available for one-to-one support, from basic infant care to the baby blues, and other perinatal topics. Phone: 1-805-967-7636 (may be a long distance call).
National Mental Health Association Information on perinatal depression, including a locator to find a mental health center or provider in your area. Phone: 1-800-969-NMHA (6642).