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Welcome to WALC!

To access the member list or post to the member blog, you will need to login (very top right of this page)  with your password.  Your user name is your first initial and last name (ex. Murphy Brown would be MBrown).  If you don’t know your password, go to the login page and click “Lost your password?”  If you find problems, let Stacy know.

 

Also – find us on FaceBook:  WALC FaceBook Page

 

 

Registration open for September 17, 2021!

Please join us September 17 from 10-Noon for the WALC Quarterly Education and Business Meeting!

10-11 USLCA Webinar – Feisty or Calm, Understanding How Temperament Impacts Breastfeeding

Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC 1 (L) CERP

11-11:30 Federal Break Time Requirements for Nursing Mothers

Corey Walton with Department of Labor .5 (L) CERP

11:30-12 Exclusive Pumping: Learning from Parent Experiences to Improve Care-Lisa will present current research from her dissertation

Lisa Anders, PhD, RN, IBCLC .5 (L) CERP

12:10-12:40 General Business Meeting

Please visit our Next Meeting page for additional information.

WALC Grants Awarded

The WALC Board loves grant time! We get to see what others are up to in the world of breastfeeding and we get to support it! Below are some of the projects in Wisconsin that WALC supports through our grant program.

Maroon Calabash was awarded a grant to support their multi-faceted plan that includes:

  • conducting community assessments and interviews to more deeply understand local family’s experiences and areas of need and advocacy support, and to inform curriculum development for their breastfeeding/chestfeeding virtual community
  • development of a strong, gender-inclusive, and culturally aligned curriculum. This will include an active/live local breastfeeding resource hub, Black centered breastfeeding/chestfeeding content, newsletters, virtual conversations, contests, and celebration spaces.

Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department (DHHS) was awarded a grant towards the purchase of a chair, locking cabinet and a mini-refrigerator for the employee lactation room in the Sheriff’s Department. We are happy to support employees that choose to provide human milk to their babies with a lactation room that is available to employees 24/7!

Additional individual grants were awarded towards 1st time IBCLC exam fees and CLC course attendance.

Congratulations to all grant recipients! Thank you for all you are doing to meet families where they are and for all you do to support them.

WALC Webinar May 18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Baby Cafés- Register Now

Join us for our next WALC Webinar via Zoom – Tuesday, May 18th, Baby Cafés-Providing Professional Breastfeeding Support and Peer Social Connections, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, followed by brief Business Meeting.

Panelists include Lucia Jenkins – Baby Café USA Founder, Tawanda Logan-Hurt, Shonte Terhune and Portia Williams. You won’t want to miss it!

Read more about Baby Cafés here. For information and to register, walc.net “Next Meeting” – Registration

Grant Applications Due May 1, 2021

Grant Applications – It’s that time of year!
When WALC has adequate funds in the treasury, we consider grants to individuals or organizations to fund projects consistent with the purposes of WALC. Please review our statement of purpose here.  
  1) Grant applications must be submitted by a current WALC member. The grant applicant does not necessarily have to be a member of the organization seeking the grant.
  2) Grant applications are reviewed at our May Board meeting. Applications should be submitted by May 1st to be considered at this meeting.  Applications are submitted online. If you cannot apply online, please get in touch and we will discuss alternatives.

Join us for webinar May 18 10:00-12:00 learn more about Baby Cafés!

Join us for WALC Webinar via Zoom – Tuesday, May 18th, learn more about Baby Cafés.

Panelists include Lucia Jenkins, Tawanda Logan-Hurt, Shonte Terhune and Portia Williams. 

Read more about Baby Cafés here.

Registration information coming soon!

The WALC 2021 Conference Merchandise Campaign is live!

We created a logo just for this conference! With the online format, we decided to not have the silent auction this year. Please consider supporting the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes.

Bonfire is open for purchases through Sunday March 7th.

https://www.bonfire.com/store/milk-bank-wgl-fundraising/

WALC Conference – this week!

Our WALC Conference is this week!  March 4 & 5.    If you are registered for the conference be sure to read your email from last week and get yourself set up on WHOVA.  And if you haven’t registered, you can still join us by registering ASAP: WALC Conference Registration.

WALC Webinar via Zoom – January 15, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Mary Muse, IBCLC, MPH, CHES, LLL, The Role of the Grandmother in Breastfeeding: What Lactation Professionals can learn from Grandmothers in offering lactation support. 

Earn 2 L CERPS, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, followed by WALC Business Meeting

Registration is required.  Registrants will receive a link to Zoom event.

For more information go to Meetings/Next Meeting, WALC.net and to register: Registration 

USLCA Group Renewal Discount

USLCA Membership Discount – WALC Members get a $10 discount when they join or renew with USLCA.

The WALC Code for discount is walc2021 – it is only applicable when signing up for the “Standard” Membership. The USLCA Group Discount Code Instructions are attached.  Benefits of USLCA membership include:

  • Online Access and Print Subscription to Clinical Lactation
  • 8 Free Recorded Webinars/Year
  • Discounted Live and Recorded Webinars
  • “Find an IBCLC” Directory
  • Access to USLCA’s IBCLC Hub
  • Discounts to Conferences/Regional Workshops

Redeeming a Group Discount Code – revised 2020

WALC General Business Meeting 11.18.20 6:30 p.m.

We will be holding a General Business Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday November 18th at 6:30 p.m. Please watch your inbox for an invite!