Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Peer Counselors and Breastfeeding Coordinators provide in-office evidence-based information to better help our clients reach their breastfeeding goals. Learn more about WIC’s breastfeeding services.
Texas WIC Breast Pump Program
Established in 1999 to enable WIC moms to provide their own milk to their infants and children when they cannot be together, the Texas WIC Breast Pump Program aims to improve the health of both women and infants by helping women provide the best possible nutrition available - mother’s milk.
Types of Breast Pumps
Health insurance companies, including Medicaid, provide pumps and support services. To learn more about this call the number on the back of your insurance card or call the WIC breastfeeding support line 940-349-2946. In some cases, there are unavoidable issues when requesting pumps through insurance. In these cases and in order to meet the needs of all breastfeeding moms, the Texas WIC program has three types of pumps:
Multi-user electric breast pumps may be loaned to WIC moms who need to establish their milk supply without their baby, such as in cases of prematurity, sick newborn, or other special needs. WIC participants who are loaned a multi-user electric pump should be given a milk-collection kit that is theirs to keep.
Single-user electric breast pumps may be given to WIC moms who need help in maintaining an already well established milk supply in cases such as return to work or school or other special circumstances.
Manual breast pumps can be given to WIC moms for any reason.
Breast pumps are offered to participants based on need. Staff are to educate breastfeeding women about hand expression as well as the importance of feeding their infant at the breast. Learn more about Texas WIC Breast Pumps.