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Next WALC Meeting and Program: 

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Hotel Marshfield 
2700 South Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

The Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition (WBC) and the Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC) welcome you to join us at the 2019 Annual Summit.

How Breastfeeding Support can Integrate Maternal Mental Health, Sleep and Fatigue Management, and Infant Outcomes. Dr. Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN, will be providing continuing education on postpartum mental health and discussing the relationships between mental health, sleep, fatigue and breastfeeding.

This morning presentation will be a wide ranging, informative, and practical discussion of the challenges women face in the early weeks postpartum and how breastfeeding support can also integrate support of mental health, sleep, and fatigue management in an evidence based manner. We will also discuss decisions about infant sleep locations including the issue of unintentional bedsharing and how breastfeeding support can also support infant sleep safety in the early postpartum.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

Understand the importance of the relationships between mental health, sleep and fatigue as they contribute to the well-being of breastfeeding women, infants, and families.

Develop confidence within a breastfeeding support role to initiate depression screening, discuss screening results, and refer clients to resources for further evaluation and support in Wisconsin.

Discuss the challenges of guiding parents with infant safe sleep decision making given the current infant sleep product environment and the breastfeeding mother’s sleep and support needs.

2 L CERPS Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points will be submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Afternoon presentations include Coffective, breastfeeding promotion, breastfeeding friendly worksites and updates to the WBC’s strategic plan and by-laws.

Register now through September 19. To register via Eventbrite, click on the link here and purchase your ticket, $25.00 plus $1.95 fee, includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Upcoming Meetings
Tuesday, November 12, 2019  location and topic to be determined, more information coming soon!
If interested in hosting, please contact Diane Oakland,, with topic and/or meeting location suggestions.