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The Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC) is a chapter of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), a National Affiliate of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).

The purposes of this Association are:

  • To provide a means of communication and networking between lactation consultants.
  • To provide mutual support and education for lactation consultants.
  • To support and encourage the development of high standards of effective and ethical practice in the field of infant feeding among lactation consultants and other health care workers.
  • To offer ongoing educational opportunities for lactation consultants and other health care providers in our state.
  • To foster awareness in health workers of human milk feeding as an important preventive health measure.
  • To create universal awareness of the importance of human milk and breastfeeding and the hazards of artificial feeding.
  • To provide information to relevant authorities on issues of concern to lactation consultants and to serve as an advisory board for such authorities.
  • To cooperate with other Wisconsin organizations that have aims and objectives (in whole or in part) similar to those of WALC.
  • To encourage, stimulate, and assist research and investigation into all aspects of lactation and infant feeding.
  • To support the statewide implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, as interpreted by the World Health Assembly.

WALC Bylaws