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We need babies!

The Tongue-Tie Workshop is coming up Nov 6th in Appleton and Nov 8th in Milwaukee at the Hilton Garden Inn. This is the same hotel where the LLL Conference is located on the 7th. Would you be able to help us recruit for the Milwaukee date? We have a lot of BFAN members in the Fox Valley recruiting and we are having difficulty finding enough mothers and babies for Milwaukee.

Babies do not need to be breastfed or be tongue-tied. They also do not need to have difficulties feeding. Mothers will receive a $40 gift card (supported by a grant from WALC. Thank you!) in appreciation for their time.

Anyone interested can email volunteer4bfanwi@gmail.com Your help is greatly appreciated! Please pass this info on to anyone you think can help us recuit for either Appleton or Milwaukee. :-)

Thank you,
Allison Laverty Montag

ILCA and USLCA Membership Renewal

I will sending in group registration again this year for any WALC member interested. This year there have been some changes and you must renew each separately. USLCA group fee is $69 and ILCA is $117. You must download the forms from each site . Since I have to write one check for each group, I am okay if you write one check to WALC if you are renewing or joining both groups.
There have been changes to what your membership includes and I encourage you to read them over before making your decision. I am sending this out before the November meeting so if you would like to give me your paperwork at the meeting you have to print out the forms. If you would like to mail it to me, my address is listed in membership directory. I plan to send in the renewal on December 1st so all forms must me received by then.
Kathie Russell
WALC Treasurer

Hale Books are here

WALC has great discounts on Hale books for our members.  Check our member blog on the website (walc.net) for details.  They will be available at the September and November WALC meetings, and by mail.

Sept 19, WALC Meeting

You can still join us for the Friday, Sept 19th WALC Meeting in Green Lake, WI.  Karen Strube will be sharing information on obtaining and using donor milk.  See the website, under “Next Meetings”, for details.  RSVP to Heidi Lynch – hmlrn1@aol.com  to save a spot.

Save-the-date: Friday, Sept 19th WALC Meeting

Karen Strube, RNC-OB, IBLCL, will be speaking on “Obtaining and Using Donor Milk in Your NICU”, in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  Check our website under “Next Meetings” for more details.

May 20th WALC Meeting

Be sure to RSVP for our WALC meeting next Tuesday.  Our presenters will demonstrate how to change awareness with your providers about the potential problems of tongue tie, assessment, and how to build a network for referrals.

Lunch and WALC Business meeting will follow the informational session.  CERPS and CME’s are available.

Please RSVP for meeting and/or lunch to hmlrn1@aol.com     Lunch is $7

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.