Community-based support ensuring a mother's success
WIC offers four Lactation Support Centers which are specialized clinics where mothers can receive breastfeeding assistance from:
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).
- Peer counselors who provide basic support and follow-up care.
There is no charge for this service and a mom can come back to the center until her situation is resolved. Each of the centers has scales, pumps, and other breastfeeding support equipment.
Additional services include:
- Classes for parents.
- Tele-consult services.
- Support groups.
- Training for health-care providers.
Breastfeeding continuity of care, 24/7
The lactation support hotline offers clinical lactation management resources to both mothers and health-care providers.
Registered Nurses/International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are on-call to assist providers who are helping moms manage breastfeeding issues and ensure breastfeeding success.
The Texas Lactation Support Hotline is free and available to moms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Lactation Support Hotline
Support Centers and Hotlines
Texas Lactation Support Hotline
The Dallas Lactation Care Center operates the Texas Lactation Support Hotline (TLSH). All families and providers are encouraged to call the TLSH for questions on breastfeeding management or assistance in finding local IBCLC services.
Houston - The Lactation Foundation
713-500-2800, option 1
Dallas - Lactation Care Center
Austin - Mom’s Place
McAllen - Lactation Care Center RGV