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Please bear with us as changes are made to the website.   There has been problems with the site and email forwarding.  If you have tried to reach a WALC member and have not heard back, please email using the updated personal email address.  You can find the email addresses under the “About Us” tab, then select “Contacts.”

 

Save the Date-MAY 20 WALC meeting

The “Tongue Tie Project” is the topic for our next WALC meeting on Tuesday, May 20th in Waupaca, Wisconsin.  This project, of the Breastfeeding Alliance of Northeast Wisconsin, was awarded one of the 2013/14 WALC grants.  The goal of the project was to expand awareness among providers and begin to build a network of professionals that could treat tongue tie when interfering with breastfeeding.  We will learn more about the project, observe an assessment, and hear from a provider that has been doing revisions.  CERPS are available and CMEs have been applied for.  For more information and to reserve your spot – look under “Meetings”, “Next Meeting”.  Hope to see you in Waupaca.

Feb 20 last day for WALC Conference Standard fee

February 20th is the last day to register for the upcoming WALC Conference, using the standard fee of $200.  So register online or get your registration postmarked on the 20th to save yourself that Procrastinator fee!

We are filling up – hope to see you there!

Sandy Testin, WALC Conference Registrar

Register for Jan 17th WALC Presentation, by 1/14!

Dr Rocky Webb will be the speaker at our January 17th WALC Meeting in Wausau.  Dr Webb is the director of a Methadone Clinic in Wausau and will share information on supporting mothers and babies that are part of a Methadone Program.

To register, email      krussell@meriter.com. Let her know you are coming and whether you will be staying for lunch ($7). Please RSVP by Jan. 14th

More information is available under “Meetings”.

Patterns for Breastfeeding clothing available

A Lactation Consultant in Naperville is retiring and has patterns for breastfeeding clothing that she would like to share with someone who could put them to good use.  The patterns are of the quality that would be good for a business (not just single use).  If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Hughes at 630-420-4233.

BF and Methadone – 1/17 WALC Mtg Reminder

Join us – Friday, January 17th, at 9:30 AM, in Wausau.   Dr Rocky Webb, Family Practitioner, will present: “Working with Breastfeeding Mothers in a Methadone Program”.    Dr Webb will share information on the effects of methadone on mom and baby; why breastfeeding is important for this dyad, and how to support breastfeeding for this mom and baby with special needs.  CERPS Available.  Check Website – under “Meetings”,  for more details.

Mark your calendar for the January 17, 2014 WALC Meeting, in Weston (near Wausau).

Dr Rocky Webb, Family Practioner, will present “Working with breastfeeding mothers in a methadone program.”  More information is available on our website under “Next Meeting”.

On-line Registration for 2014 WALC Conference

The on-line registration for our 2014 conference is up and ready. Space is limited to 350 people, so sign up early.  Here is the link to the site: https://www.regonline.com/2014walcbreastfeedingconference

Hope to see you there!

ILCA Membership – Group Discount

For those of you with ILCA memberships, many will expire on Dec 31st.  There is a discount for renewing as a group, so WALC is offering that opportunity.  Cost for group renewal is $178 each.  (For individuals to renew the cost is $191.)

If you would like to join ILCA or renew your membership, as a group, with WALC:

  1. Write a check, payable to “WALC” for $178 – put “ILCA Membership” in memo line
  2. Fill out membership form if you will be a new ILCA member or have any changes to your information.  Go to this link and print and fill out page 3 only:  http://www.ilca.org/files/membership/join_ilca/2014_Group_Form.pdf
  3. Renewing members without address or contact information changes DO NOT need to fill out the membership form – just attach a note to the check,  with your ILCA membership ID number
  4. Send check and Membership form (or ILCA ID number) to Kathie Russell, 7442 Hunters Court, Middleton, WI 53562  or bring check and form to our November 19th WALC meeting in Madison.

Checks and Membership form need to reach Kathie Russell by December 1st - so do it soon,before you get swept away by the holiday season!

Tuesday, Nov 19th WALC Meeting -reserve your lunch!

Hope you are planning to join us next Tuesday for our WALC Meeting in Madison. See the website (walc.net) under “Next Meetings” for details.  Dr Anne Eglash will be presenting and CERPS will be awarded.  If you are planning to stay for networking and lunch – be sure to email Kathie Russell by Friday, Nov 15th to reserve a lunch!   krussell@meriter.com    Lunch is $7.

Don’t miss our Nov 19th WALC Meeting!

   Dr Anne Eglash will share  her program: “The Office Nurse Champion”  and information on Infant  Proctocolitis.   We have applied for CERPS.

  • The “Office Nurse Champion” is a training program developed by Dr Eglash to train office nurses to support breastfeeding families.  Dr Eglash will share highlights of the training with us.  This is a critical component in changing our culture to better help our breastfeeding families.
  • Dr Eglash, along with Judith Thalheimer, RD, LDN, have launched a new website to help parents and professionals deal with allergic proctocolitis (often referred to as  food sensitivity, hypersensitivity or intolerance).  Dr Eglash will review the disease and how to help our families cope with this problem.  Check out the website: www.infantproctocolitis.org   and come hear more about it!