Texas Ten Step Program

GRMC is a proud member of the Texas Ten Step Program!

The Texas Ten Step (TTS) Program was developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services in collaboration with The Texas Hospital Association in 1999. It is designed to help hospitals and birthing centers support mothers in breastfeeding before, during and after delivery; encourages them to identify breastfeeding resources for the mother after she is discharged; and assists facilities in improving on national performance measures.. The goal of the program is to have 82% of all infants exclusively breastfeeding at discharge. The TTS designation is awarded to facilities that have addressed 85% of the WHO/UNICEF’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and also must be designated as Texas Mother-Friendly Worksites.

The Texas Medical Association endorses the TTS program as a method to improve maternity care practices surrounding breastfeeding and the program is a springboard to becoming a Baby Friendly facility. TTS facilities are located throughout Texas and are committed to staff breastfeeding education and provide breastfeeding support through their policies.

For more information on Texas Ten Step, please visit their website.