Welcome to the website! 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 or Becky know.
The May 21st WALC Meeting will be held at Meriter Hospital in Madison. The topic will be updates from the 1st USLCA Conference, held in St Louis, May 3rd – 5th. A number of WALC members will present highlights from this conference – don’t miss it. For more details, check under meetings at top of home page.
WALC has funded a grant for one of our members to travel to Uganda and work with Josephine, our ILCA partner. Josephine has been working diligently to address the great unmet need for breastfeeding training in her part of the world. There are no lactation consultants (hopefully, she will become the first), and health workers receive no training in breastfeeding. Josephine has been training health workers and peer counselors, doing classes for mothers, breastfeeding consults, and has started a Breastfeeding Resource Center – all pretty much on her own. Now we have the opportunity to send one of our members to work with her for a short time! Timing of the visit is flexible, depending on your schedule. Please contact Becky Krumwiede for more information.
2012 WALC Grants were awarded to The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Western Great Lakes to further establish milk depots in the state of Wisconsin; The African American Breastfeeding Network for organizational development and infrastructure support to further their outreach and community support; CareNet Pregnancy Center of Dane County to obtain Baby Friendly Initiative Training for staff to support and educate the residents of The Elizabeth House; Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield to distribute 2012 Medications and Mother’s Milk books to targeted pediatric locations; Global Connections Partnership Network to establish picture-based education materials encouraging breastfeeding in Sierra Leone, Africa who was ranked worst in the world for infant mortality in 2010 by the United Nations.
The last grant award is pending an accepted WALC member applicant to participate in a unique international experience partnering with our Uganda WALC partner, Josephine Nalugo. More detailed information to come on this exciting opportunity.
Congratulations to all our 2012 WALC grant recipients!
Hospitals, birthing facilities, and birthing services who staff currently certified International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) can apply online to become a recognized IBCLC Lactation Care facility and be included in the IBCLC Lactation Care Directory. To submit your application, you must complete the form and attach the required documentation. See site for more details www.ibclccare.org/award.html
Best Milk is a children’s book intended to normalize breastfeeding for children and those who read it. This book demonstrates breastfeeding as the natural way to feed your baby. Best Milk will help your child prepare for what to expect when the new baby arrives. The beautiful illustrations make this book come alive and your child will want to read it time and time again.