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Christopher Blaesing Lactation Education Conference 10/29/19



Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
7:30 a.m. – Check-in
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference
Briggs & Stratton Auditorium,
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Registration is open.


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Happy WBW! LLL of WI Bookstore is BACK!

Today is the first day of World Breastfeeding Week!

Starting today the LLL of WI Bookstore is having a 25% off everything sale.

Use code BF2019 now through August 7th.

Browse here: BOOKSTORE

Books for families, to name a few

Books for Professionals, there’s more!

Merchandise to celebrate WBW and month~ check out ALL the fun items!

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LLL of WI Bookstore Sale

Happy IBCLC week!  Thanks for all you do and for your support of La Leche League of WI.

Please visit this link between 3/6-12/2019:

Use CODE:  WALC2019  for 25% off   Feel free to pass on the link to your colleagues!


A sampling of titles listed below; much more on the website!

LLL’s  Sweet Sleep & The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding


Titles addressing diversity:  Breasting, Social Justice and Equity, Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers, Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African-American Moms


Plus children’s books, books for families and clinical titles!!


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Upcoming Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Training

Dear WALC Community,
The Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE) is conducting its 16 hour Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion Training Wed mornings April 3, 10,17,24, and May 1st at the Meriter UnityPoint McKee Clinic in Madison, WI. The course will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00-10:15 am.
This training course is optimal for both inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding supporters who would like to learn how to answer the most commonly asked questions about breastfeeding. Typical participants have been hospital nurses, nursing assistants, office nurses, medical assistants, nutritionists, speech therapists, medical social workers, peer counselors, doulas, midwives, and health professional students.
This course provides 12.75 L-CERPS and 13.25 nursing contact hours.
To learn more about the course, and to register, visit
For questions, please contact

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CLC looking for supervised hours and experience


I recently became a CLC.  I am looking for supervised hours and experience so that I can better help the moms and babies I work with and eventually possibly become an IBCLC.  Are there any IBCLC in the Madison area that would be willing to work with me?  I feel fairly comfortable in the academic side, but lack hands on experience in lactation counseling.  I hope to get some more exposure at work, but it will be rather infrequent and nearly always complex situations.

Thanks for your consideration,

Therese Breunig, RD, CLC



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Mark your calendar for the next WALC Meeting, January 18, 2019 – Madison, WI

Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

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Clinical Practice for Pathway 1 Candidate

I am an IBCLC providing inpatient and outpatient Lactation Services at a community hospital. My hospital was approached by a person wishing to become an IBCLC. She is not a Recognized Health Professional or from a Recognised Support Counselor Organization. She was told by IBLCE that she could follow Pathway 1. She is enrolled at a Technical College and in the process of taking the 14 required Health Science Subjects. She has completed a 90 hour on-line Lactation Specific Education.  I guess I’m looking for some direction as to where to begin and how to provide the “Supervised Clinical Practice”.  Are there any hospital based IBCLC’s out there who have been involved in this kind of activity or any IBCLC’s that have followed this route to achieved their IBCLC.  You can email me:

Susan Lindekugel, RN, IBCLC,RLC


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See you there! Addressing Inequalities in Lactation Care

Secure your seat: Register by October 13!
Online Registration open through October 29.
Walk-in Registrations welcomed thereafter.

Register at Eventbrite

Full details at



  • #1 by SMetko on October 11, 2018 - 10:23 pm


    Fee increase has been delayed until October 20th!

    Take advantage and register now with a friend!

  • #2 by SMetko on October 18, 2018 - 11:19 pm


    Addressing Inequalities in Lactation Care

    October 21st is too late!
    Registration fee increase after October 20th

    Online registrations accepted through 10/29
    Walk-in registrations available 11/1 & 2

    See you there!

    Samantha Metko
    LLL of WI Co-Coordinator of Events

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Hello everyone! Below is info for a survey for US-based IBCLCs who work for hospitals, either in an inpatient setting or an outpatient hospital-associated clinic setting. This is a voluntary survey. Please feel free to share it.


My name is Stephanie Elliott and I am an IBCLC and student researcher in the School of Public Health at Portland State University under the advisement of Dr. Julia Goodman. As a part of my honors thesis I am conducting a study about risk/benefit communication in lactation consulting.

I am seeking US-based IBCLCs who work for hospitals, either in an inpatient setting or an outpatient hospital-associated clinic setting, to complete this survey. The survey will be anonymous and take less than ten minutes to complete.

If you fit these criteria please consider completing my survey to help establish an understanding of how lactation consultants are emphasizing risks and benefits when they counsel patients. Participation in this research is voluntary and you may discontinue the survey at any time. This survey is anonymous and the study will collect no identifying information linking you to the survey. There are no known risks associated with participation in this survey.

There is no direct benefit to you in participating in this research but this research will benefit the field of lactation consultation and mother-baby care by increasing an understanding of existing counseling methods in lactation practice. If you have any questions about this research please contact

To complete the survey follow this link:

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Use the CODE it expires after Saturday 9/8

SAVE 20% with code EarlyBird

LLL of WI Continuing Education Event

Addressing Inequalities in Lactation Care

November 1 & 2, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza-Milwaukee West



Kimberly Seals Allers  Journalist and Author: The Big Let Down



Camie Jae Goldhammer MSW, LICSW, IBCLC (Sisseton-Wahpeton)

Register HERE  use code EarlyBird

  1. at Eventbrite click “REGISTER”
  2. Then click in upper right:  click on “use promotional code”. Type in EarlyBird


Full details at out our WEBSITE


See you in November!

Samantha Metko RDN, IBCLC

LLL of WI Co-Coordinator of  Events  

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