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Next WALC meeting: 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:30 am

 Growing our Breastfeeding Support Network

Join WALC and Columbia Center Birth Hospital for a morning of breastfeeding education!

Speakers

WALC President – Allison Laverty Montag IBCLC, RLC

Past DONA International President – Ann Grauer IBCLC, RLC, AdvCD/PCD(DONA),LCCE, FACCE, BDT/PDT(DONA)

Location Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Eastlake Office Center

Knowlton Assembly Room LL102

4425 N. Port Washington Rd. Milwaukee, WI

Receive 2 L CERPS

Schedule

Registration and Networking  9:30 am

Program  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Smart Phones – Part of the Breastfeeding Support Network – Allison Laverty Montag

A tool to support breastfeeding counseling anywhere! Mobile lactation support to accommodate geographical distance, disparate schedules, lack of transportation and more!

Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to discuss benefits and limitations of communicating with families via text, email and messaging.
  • Attendees will be familiar with how to create shortcuts in their Smart Phone to save previously written texts, links to websites, videos, etc.
  • Understand how to use a Smart Phone to enhance the breastfeeding support they provide.

Postpartum Doulas – Newest Members of the Lactation Team – Ann Grauer

Working together, understanding the role of the Postpartum Doula related to breastfeeding, role, expectations, building trust and encouraging communication between members of the breastfeeding support team.

Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to name three physical and emotional concerns of new families
  • Describe three needs of new breastfeeding families
  • Describe three aspects of the postpartum doula’s care with families
  • Contrast the role of the postpartum doula with the kinds of help that has traditionally been available to postpartum families

Lunch  Noon –  if interested, please indicate that you will be staying for lunch when submitting your RSVP

WALC Business Meeting 12:30 pm

Cost  CERPS free for WALC members, $20.00 if not a member of WALC. $7.00 for lunch. Bring payment to the meeting.

RSVP to doakland@thebirthhospital.org

WALC welcomes new members, annual fee $20.00. For more information about membership benefits and how to become a member, click on the Membership tab.

Upcoming Meetings

January 19, 2018 – Madison, WI   Hypogycemia and breastfeeding – more details soon

March 8 & 9  WALC Breastfeeding Conference – Oshkosh – see conference information

May 15, 2018  To be announced

If interested in hosting please contact  Diane Oakland at doakland@thebirthhospital.org with topic and/or meeting location suggestions.