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Next WALC meeting: 

Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:30 am

 Hypoglycemia and the Breastfeeding Infant

Join WALC and UnityPoint Health-Meriter for a morning of breastfeeding education!


Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP

Laura Megna, RN-NIC, IBCLC

Location UnityPoint Health-Meriter, across the street from the hospital.

McConnell Hall, Classroom 9, 1010 Mound Street, enter on Brooks Street.  Park in the hospital ramp, exit the ramp toward Brooks St. Cross Brooks St. to McConnell Hall – signs will be posted

Receive 2 L CERPS


Registration and Networking  9:30 am

Program  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hypoglycemia and the Breastfeeding Infant – Dr. Elizabeth Goetz

Hypoglycemia is a common challenge in the Newborn Nursery. Frequently, low blood sugars in the immediate post-partum period lead to formula supplementation which can negatively impact breastfeeding. In this session, we will review the physiology of newborn hypoglycemia and explore strategies for preventing and treating low blood sugars while promoting exclusive breastfeeding.

Objectives: At the end of the sessions learners will

  • Understand who is at risk for hypoglycemia and why
  • Know strategies that can be implemented for preventing hypoglycemia
  • Understand when treatment for hypoglycemia is needed

Care of the Family of the Breastfeeding Newborn with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Update – Laura Megna

Objectives: At the end of the sessions learners will be able to

  • Identify the areas of largest impact
  • Identify the largest barriers to improvement

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.


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

March 8 & 9, 2018  WALC Breastfeeding Conference – Oshkosh – see conference information

May 15, 2018 – to be announced


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