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Next WALC Meeting and Program: 

Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:30 am

Low Milk Supply Strategies   Anne Eglash, MD

Join WALC and UnityPoint Health-Meriter for a morning of breastfeeding education!   Earn 2 L CERPS

Location UnityPoint Health-Meriter, Madison, WI, McConnell Hall, across the street from the hospital, Classroom 9  –  Park in the hospital ramp, exit the ramp toward Brooks Street, cross Brooks Street to McConnell Hall signs will be posted


9:30 to 10:00         Registration and Networking

10:00 to 12:00       Program

Low Milk Supply Strategies – Anne Eglash, MD     2 L CERPS

 Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  • List 2 reasons for insufficient breast development during pregnancy
  • Describe 2 reasons why a woman may have absence of lactation in the peripartum period
  • Recite 3 reasons for low milk supply postpartum that are not due to abnormal prenatal breast development
  • Identify 2 behavioral means of increasing milk supply
  • Describe 2 indications for using herbs or prescription medications to increase milk supply
  • Counsel on the use of 3 herbal galactogogues, including risks and side effects


Low milk supply is a common problem among breastfeeding women that leads to premature weaning.  There are many reasons for low milk supply, some of which are glandular, from anatomic or hormonal causes.  Some women are exposed to medications or develop intrapartum complications that can prevent secretory activation.

The most common causes of low milk supply occur postpartum, and are largely due to insufficient frequency of feeding and insufficient breast emptying. Women should be counseled on ways to prevent a low supply. For women who develop a low supply, behavioral techniques are sometimes insufficient, and the use of herbal and prescription galactogogues can be helpful.

12:00 to 12:30   Lunch

12:30  WALC Business Meeting

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

Cost  CERPS free to WALC Members, $20.00 if not a member of WALC. If staying for lunch, $7.00, indicate request for lunch when registering. Bring payment to the Meeting.

To Register:  click on link here

WALC welcomes new members, annual fee $20.00. For more information about membership, click on the Membership tab, application form for membership will be available at the meeting.

Upcoming Meetings
March 7 & 8, 2019  WALC Breastfeeding Conference – Oshkosh – see conference information
May, 2019, topic and location to be determined, more information coming soon!
If interested in hosting, please contact Diane Oakland,, with topic and/or meeting location suggestions.