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The event has been approved for 7L and 3R CERPS by IBCLE

and 10 Level 1 CPEU’s by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Standard Pricing for this awesome event is available through October 18.  


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Authentic Birth Center and Peterson Lactation Services Milk Depot Grand Opening!

Milk bank Grand Opening Final _

Feel free to print and share this flyer.

Grand Opening!

Authentic Birth Center and Peterson Lactation Services are proud to announce our partnership with The Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes to become an official milk depot! Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, snacks, prizes, and more!

OCTOBER 23, 10-12PM

530 N 108th Pl, Suite 100
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 231-9640

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LLL of WI Event: Early Bird Pricing ends this week!

Join us to learn from Lactation Professionals From Around the State:

Gretchen Becker Crabb MSE, LPC-IT, OTR/L, CLC, IMH-E

Patricia Smith OTR, IBCLC

Lucky Tomaszek Sexuality Educator

And Dr. Gerald Walczak DDS

Learn more and register  at


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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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