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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 know.


Also – find us on FaceBook:                                                                                                   Wisconsin  Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC):http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Association-of-Lactation-Consultants-WALC/189793571059394


2015 Grant Recipients

We have some great projects in the works in Wisconsin! The following grants have been awarded for 2015.
African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) was awarded $1,000 for transportation to their meetings.
The Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes was awarded $3,000.
Josephine Nalugo from Uganda received a $300 grant for a project in Uganda to help raise awareness and funds for her work with breastfeeding families.
The Breastfeeding Alliance of Northeast Wisconsin (BFAN) received a grant for $1,350 for use in their Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Initiative.
If you are interested in a grant for your project, please submit a grant application by May 1st each year (found on WALC site under forms.)

USLCA Group Renewal

WALC is willing to facilitate group renewal for  USLCA this year.  Kathie Russell (WALC Treasurer) will collect checks at the November WALC meeting on November 17th or you can mail it to her.  ILCA is not offering group registration discounts this year.  Make checks out to WALC. If you have questions, Kathie’s contact info is in the member directory. Checks must be received by December 1st.

Breastfeeding and Contraception – November 17, LaCrosse, WI

Our next WALC Meeting is Tuesday November 17, 2015 at
Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare in LaCrosse  Location details and map are on our website (walc.net)

Topic is “Breastfeeding and Contraception”, with Jennifer Meyers, CNM.

Our Agenda:
9:30 Welcome and Networking
10:00 Breastfeeding and Contraception
Speaker: Jennifer Meyers, CNM
12:00 Lunch
12:30 WALC Business Meeting
Site Chair: Kimberly Welvaert #1-608-386-5868
2 CERPS will be provided for WALC members. For Non WALC members who want CERPS, there will be a $20.00 fee which includes the cost of lunch.
WALC Members:  lunch the cost is $7.00. Please RSVP to Heidi and let us know if wish a lunch so we have number.

November 17th WALC Meeting in La Crosse

Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare is hosting speaker Jennifer Meyers, CNM.

Topic is Breastfeeding and Contraception. Please go to next meetings for the details and RSVP if plan on attending and need lunch. Thank you!

Early Bird Fee Ends AUGUST 21ST!

The Early Bird fee for The Secrets of Baby Behavior ends August 21st.  The price will go up $20 on August 22nd.  This program is being offered in 2 locations: Thursday, September 17 in Green Bay and Friday, Sept 18 in Wauwatosa.   Registration information is available on our WALC site under “Meetings”.  Should be fantastic.  Join us!

WALC Election Results

Congrats to Allison Laverty Montag,  our new President-Elect.  Allison will serve in this role until she becomes WALC President in May, 2016.  Kathie Russell will continue as our treasurer for another two year term. Thanks to all our members who participated in the election. And a special thank you to our candidates who stepped up to offer their time and skills for WALC.

Secrets of Baby Behavior, with UC Davis Lactation Staff

WALC and the Brown County Chapter of the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition are bringing the Secrets of Baby Behavior to Wisconsin in September. Check under “Meetings” for more information.  2 locations: Green Bay and Wauwatosa. 5.25 CERPS

Slides for May Meeting now available on the WALC site.

The slides for Judy Gutowski’s presentation on Legislation and Licensing are now on the website. They can be found under Minutes and Reports.

WALC Meeting Tuesday, May 19 in Beaver Dam

Please join us in Beaver Dam to hear Judith Gutowski , USLCA Representative from PA, speak on Licensure and Legislation. “Affordable Health Care Begins with IBCLC’s: Access to Lactation Support as a Cost-Preventive Health Measure.”  CERP’s  will be awarded free to WALC Members. Non Members can obtain  2  CERP’s at the cost of $20.00. Non Members are not required to obtain CERPS to be able to attend.  You may also sign up to become a WALC member at the meeting if desired. Please see Next Meeting link at the website for more information on the meeting. PLEASE RSVP to Heidi at hmlrn1@aol.com. Please indicate if you will need a lunch or not. Cost for Lunch is $7.00    Thank you.

Tuesday, May 19 WALC Meeting in Beaver Dam

USLCA Representative Judy Gutowski will be coming from Pennsylvania to speak on Licensure and Legislation.  Please see WALC Website (next meetings) for more information. Please RSVP to Heidi Lynch hmlrn1@aol.com      Let us know if will need lunch.