Baby Steps in Texas: A Breastfeeding Toolkit

Promoting, Expanding and Sustaining Breastfeeding

Women start to think and decide about infant feeding choices early in their pregnancy. The goal of Baby Steps is to make certain that choice is breastfeeding whenever possible! This Toolkit provides easy steps toward optimal prenatal breastfeeding support and education in the office and the home.




Physicians Resources Resources for Medical Offices
Resources for Pregnant Women Resources for Fathers and Family Members
Breastfeeding Helplines Community Resources

Prenatal Care Algorithm: Breastfeeding Promotion with Patients
Physician’s Pocket Guide to Breastfeeding
Steps to Prenatal Care Breastfeeding Promotion
Information is available in multiple languages at Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Baby Steps Algorithm
Algorithm with Document Links
Mother's Breastfeeding FAQs
Father's Breastfeeding FAQs
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Multilanguage Protocols
Physician’s Pocket Guide to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Instructional Guide
Steps to a Breastfeeding-Friendly Practice
Texas Ten Step Handout
Breastfeeding FAQs from the Office of Women’s Health
Sample Hospital Breastfeeding Policy for Newborns

Poster – The best things in life are free
Poster – Breastfeeding is the healthiest thing you can do for your baby
Poster – Act Natural. Breastfeed.
Poster – Fathers can support breastfeeding
Poster – Breastfeeding your baby

WIC Catalog: This link will take you directly to the WIC catalog, where you can order many of these breastfeeding education and/or promotional materials.


In English En Español
Breastfeeding Facts Información sobre la lactancia materna
WIC Food Packages for Mom's and Infants    Paquetes de alimentos de WIC para Mamás y Bebés
Hospital Experiences La Estancia en el Hospital
An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding Una guía fácil para la lactancia
Breastfeeding: A Magical Bond La Lactancia: El enlace mágico de amor
Breastfeeding and Returning to Work La lactancia materna y el regreso al trabajo
Breastfeeding and Family Planning La alimentación con pecho y la planificación familiar
Breastfeeding in Public Alimentar con pecho en público
Breastfeeding Decisions Desiciones Sobre Alimentación
Breastfeeding Nutrition Tips MiPirámide en Acción: Consejos para Mamás Embarazadas
Colostrum (Mother’s First Breastmilk) Calostro (La primera leche de la mamá)
Getting a Strong Start with Breastfeeding Un Buen Comienzo Dando Pecho
Texas Mother Friendly Worksite Program  
Mother's Milk  
Your Baby, Your Gift  



In English En Español
Breastfeeding: Dads Play an Important Role La Lactancia: Los padres juegan un papel importante
Breastfeeding: Grandparents Play an Important Role La Lactancia: Los abuelos juegan un papel importante
An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding Una guía fácil para la lactancia
Breastfeeding Just for Dads La Lactancia: Solo para el papá
Breastfeeding Just for Grandparents La Lactancia: Solo para abuelos
Dad’s Role in Supporting Breastfeeding El rol del papá en el apoyo de la lactancia
Fathers Can Support Breastfeeding  
Support Your Partner  
Support Your Daughter  


WIC Breastfeeding Hotline: 1-800-514-MOMS (6667)

Texas Department of State Health Services: 1-888-963-7111

La Leche League International: 1-877-4-LA-LECHE or 1-877-452-5324

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1-800-994-9662

InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
     InfantRisk Helpline (medication safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding): 1-806-352-2519

The El Paso Baby Café: Drop-in Breastfeeding Help
     Chelmont Shopping Center
     5032 Montana Ave 79903 
     Tuesday - Thursday Hours - Call: 915-772-MILK (6455)

The Breastfeeding Resource Center & Boutique
     Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth
     Call 817-250-BABY (2229) or 1-877-421-7969 
     Monday - Saturday,  9am - 4pm

The San Antonio Baby Café: Drop-in Breastfeeding Help
     4020 NacoPerrin Blvd
     Tues 9-11:30
     No appointment needed

The Lactation Center of Methodist Healthcare: Women’s Health Center in San Antonio
     8109 Fredericksburg Road - 1st floor
     Free phone consultation or scheduled assistance: 210-575-0261
     Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 12pm  & 1pm – 5pm


Overcoming Breastfeeding Barriers
       Superando las barreras a la alimentación con pecho
The Comfortable Latch: A Guide to Successful Breastfeeding
       La posición mas cómoda: Una guía para amamantar exitosamente
Why Breastfeeding is Best! Information for the Expecting Mother
       ¡La Leche Materna es la Mejor! Información para la Mujer Embarazada
Why Breastfeeding is Best! Important Information for Partners and Soon-to-be Fathers
       ¡La Leche Materna es la Mejor! Información Importante para Parejas y Futuros Padres


The Baby Steps in Texas Breastfeeding Toolki was, created by the University of Texas Health Science Center in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the South Central Area Education Center.