Mother and Baby Resources
Texas Mother-Friendly Workplace
The Mother-Friendly Workplace program is designed to create a supportive atmosphere for nursing mothers on campus. TTUHSC's campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa have been designated Texas Mother-Friendly Worksites. These campuses have met the standards set by the state to provide a private space, flexible break scheduling and support for mothers who choose to express milk for their babies. Break Time for Nursing Mothers OP70.42
The InfantRisk Center (IRC) is a world-wide call center presently housed in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, in Amarillo.
The InfantRisk Center is used by physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, and mothers in every part of the world. Virtually all calls are about multiple drugs, averaging 3-4 individual drugs. The InfantRisk Center helps moms, lactation consultants and doctors evaluate potential risks to the infant from exposure to multiple drugs, and keep the mom breastfeeding. LEARN MORE
Nursing Mother Rooms
TTUHSC acknowledges that a woman's choice to breastfeed benefits the family, the employer and society. Multiple studies have indicated that breastfed babies and their mothers are healthier and may have fewer health problems later in life. Nursing mother rooms are available on several TTUHSC campuses for students, faculty and staff to utilize as needed. These rooms provide a safe, quiet and private space to express milk at the workplace by using hospital grade pumps permanently located in each room. Rooms can be found in the following locations:
- Abilene Campus: ABSON 2701
- Amarillo Campus: SOM/SHP 4705 (Contact Devona.Smith@ttuhsc.edu or Amador.Villasenor@ttuhsc.edu for a key.)
- Lubbock Campus: 3A167
- Permian Basin: 1C34C (HR Suite 1C19)
I was so happy and relieved to see there was a refrigerator in the room, not to mention several different pumps. Knowing I could keep my milk stored safely and making sure I had all the equipment was a huge relief. – Amy P., APRN Student (LBK)
Breast Pump Resources
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health Select offers one free breast pump per pregnancy, with a two pump maximum per benefit period. All orders will require your BCBS Health Select Identification Card and a prescription from your doctor.
- McKesson Patient Care Solutions 1-844-727-6667
- Byram HealthCare 1-866-321-0900
- EdgePark Surgical Supply 1-800-321-0591
We know that moms want to do the best thing for their babies. We can help you ensure safe breastfeeding while using prescription and over-the-counter medications. The MommyMeds mobile app is a premiere health and safety app for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Just search for or scan the barcode on thousands of medications to receive immediate, easy to understand information on drug safety and ingredients. The content of the app is based on 25+ years of evidence-based research by Thomas Hale, Ph.D., author of "Medication and Mother's Milk," executive director of the InfantRisk Center, and associate dean of research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
My 9 Months
There's a lot you can do both before and during pregnancy to help you have a healthy baby. Developed by March of Dimes experts, this website gives you information you need, when you need it.