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First Five Fox Valley – Resources Survey for families with children ages 0-5 in Calumet, Outagamie & Winnebago Counties

Please share with families with children ages 0-5 in Calumet, Outagamie & Winnebago Counties. Thanks!

January 16, 2020

First Five Fox Valley is a re-imagined Fox Valley Early Childhood Coalition. We are the organizing entity for the early years, working to boost strategic partnerships among the early childhood community, the social service sector, public and private health, schools, philanthropy and business across three counties: Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago.

First Five Fox Valley, in collaboration with our academic partner University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, developed a parent survey to gather information from young families with children ages 0-5 in our community.

Our goal is hear about the resources parents currently use and solicit ideas for ways our early care, education, health and social service projects and programs might better meet parents’ needs.

We believe the best way to improve family and child well-being in our community is to start by asking families about their well-being! Survey data will inform all aspects of our parent engagement strategies.

Dr. Kristine Nicolini, assistant professor in public relations, along with students in her public relations course will also use data from the survey to create a marketing campaign for First Five Fox Valley. We have a Facebook page in the early stage of development and a website under construction.

Please champion the first five years with us by sharing the survey link with the families you work with. Include our survey link in your newsletter, social media posts or listserv.

Our bold goal is 200+ completed surveys by Friday, January 31st!

Please direct questions and comments to Marchelle Moten at, 920-422-5437.

Thank you for all you do for young children and families in our communities!


Note to Parents:
Hello! We are reaching out to you because we need your valuable insights on parenting resources in the Fox Valley. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be linked to you.
We will use the information gathered to continue to enhance parenting education and support resources in our community. Thank you in advance! To begin the survey, please click here.

First Five Fox Valley

To cultivate a community that empowers and supports every family to build a solid foundation for children in their first five years.

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One more week to save! LLL of WI Event – Reduced pricing deadline extended

Standard pricing deadline extended for the LLL of WI 2019 CE Event:

$212 for 10 CERPS until 10/25/2019

Register through 10/25 to avoid late fees and guarantee your spot! 


Meet our Speakers:

Dr. Gerald Walczak!  is a family dentist in Steven Point. In recent years, Dr. Walczak learned of the nursing difficulties moms and infants were having due to tongue and lip ties. He has been helping these young patients and their mothers through the use of a soft tissue laser to reshape the tissue to make breastfeeding more successful and more comfortable for both mom and infant.

Gretchen Becker Crabb!  Over the last 18 years, Gretchen has provided occupational therapy, mental health and lactation support for adults, children and families through Birth to Three, Early Head Start, Head Start, UW-Madison preschools, private practice, and intensive autism programs. The foundation of her practice is in sensory integration, perinatal and body based mental health, feeding, and trauma. Gretchen owns a private practice in Madison.

Patricia Smith!  has had a private practice for 15 years, where she works with dyads with challenging breastfeeding issues using a variety of therapy  techniques and oral motor strategies. She has worked in out-patient clinics and in the NICU. She has lectured on the benefits of an integrative breastfeeding clinic and how combining the skills of Occupational therapy and manual therapy can assist with challenges in Lactation.

Lucky Tomaszek!  is a sexuality educator and birth worker. In addition to her role as education coordinator at The Tool Shed, Cream City’s education-based, mission-driven sex toy store, she has a long background as a birth worker, La Leche League Leader, and columnist. She is the author of the column “MKE SEX”, published by Milwaukee Record, and is a contributor to “The Ultimate Guide to Sex Through Pregnancy and Motherhood” by Madison Young.

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  • #1 by SMetko on October 21, 2019 - 8:48 am


    4 days left to register for this unique mix of topics!

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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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