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Welcome to the website!  To access the member list or post to the member blog, you will need to login (very top right of this page)  with your password.  Your user name is your first initial and last name (ex. Murphy Brown would be MBrown).  If you don’t know your password, go to the login page and click “Lost your password?”  If you find problems, let Stacy know.


Also – find us on FaceBook:                                                                                                   Wisconsin  Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC):http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Association-of-Lactation-Consultants-WALC/189793571059394

Reminder: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9:30 AM – WALC Meeting

Speaker Nicole Baumann-Blackmore MD, FAAP, IBCLC, along with the NAS team from Unity Point-Meriter  –  Breastfeeding and the NAS Infant – 2 L-Cerps

Beaver Dam Community Hospital – First Floor – Mc Clure/Lamoreau Room, 707 S. University Ave, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Remember to RSVP to sandytestin@gmail.com, let her know if you are staying for lunch ($7.00).

See website under “Meetings” for more information. Hope to see you there!




Speaker Assessment Form added to webpage!

Have you seen a speaker that you would like WALC to consider for our quarterly meetings or the annual conference?

Have you heard a speaker that revitalized you and has valuable information to share?

Is there a topic you would like us to offer and you know an expert that would like to share their knowledge?

A Speaker Assessment form has been added to our “Forms” page. We would like to hear what you think about speakers you have heard!

May 16 WALC Meeting – BF and the NAS Infant with Dr Nicole Baumann-Blackmore

Save the date for our May 16 WALC Meeting in Beaver Dam. Nicole Baumann-Blackmore, MD, IBCLC and the NAS team from Unity Point Health- Meriter -will be sharing information on the NAS infant.  More information available under “Meetings” – Hope to see you there.

2017 Medications and Mother’s Milk (Hale)

WALC will be selling Dr. Hale’s Medication and Mother’s Milk book at the Conference this month.  The price will be deeply discounted to $42.  Although we can take credit cards at the WALC books store, this does increase our costs so cash or check is preferred.

Online Registration for March 9 & 10 WALC Conference

Register online for our upcoming conference with James McKenna, PhD, Jane Morton, MD and Deb Pearson, PhD



Survey on Infant Side-Car Bassinett

Hello All!

The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute is seeking participants for the Maternity Care Experiences and Infant Side-Car Bassinet survey. They are seeking mothers, partners, other family, health care providers, and researchers who work with mothers and infants.

Please take 20-30 minutes to share your thoughts and distribute this research opportunity with your networks. The survey is open to all, regardless of whether your primary experience was in a hospital, birthing center, or home.

For additional details about the CGBI design and development of infant side-car bassinet, please click here. For more information, contact the lead investigator at Kristin.Tully@unc.edu. Thank you!

Infant Side-car Bassinet Survey

January 20 WALC Meeting In Appleton – Empowering Mothers with Mindfulness

Don’t miss our January WALC Meeting!

Please join us:
Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Appleton Campus – Ironwood Room
1818 N Meade St
Appleton, WI 54911
Empowering Breastfeeding Mothers with Mindfulness, 2 L-CERPS,
Speaker Jenny DeDecker, LMT, CLC, CD, Yoga Instructor
Practitioner will be able to list 2 ways mindfulness can be applied
Practitioner will be able to list 2 tools to use in teaching mothers/families to “be in the present” so they can have a clearer view point of the circumstances at hand
Practitioner will be able to demonstrate use of tools such as breath and body awareness to help the mother remain in control during frustrations that may come up while establishing and continuing the breastfeeding relationship
Self-Efficacy is a major contributor to a mother’s ability and desire to breastfeed. Practitioner will be able to describe how mindfulness increases self-efficacy
9:30 Registration and networking
10:00 Jenny DeDecker – “Empowering Breastfeeding Mothers with Mindfulness”
12:00 Lunch, more networking and WALC Business Meeting – all participants are encouraged to stay for WALC meeting

Jenny DeDecker, LMT, CLC, CD(DONA), is owner of Full Moon Rising, a wellness studio, in Norway, MI. She offers Massage and Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, and Maternal Health Services, including Lactation Counseling, Prenatal Massage, and Doula Services.

Registration & cost:
CERPS are free for WALC members, $7 lunch CERPS for Non WALC Members – $20 – includes lunch.
To register, email sandytestin@gmail.com and let Sandy know you plan to attend and if you will be staying for lunch

2017 WALC Breastfeeding Conference

The Online registration for the March 9 & 10, 2017 WALC Breastfeeding Conference is now available on our website.  Check out the great speakers.  A Brochure will also come by U.S. postal mail at the end of December – watch for it!

Follow this link to the online registration:https://www.regonline.com/2017walcbreastfeedingconference

Group Memberships available for USLCA and ILCA! Act Fast!

WALC is willing to facilitate group renewals again this year. Kathie Russell (WALC Treasurer) will collect checks at the November WALC meeting on November 15th in Madison or you can mail it to her. You can join one or both.

USLCA renewal this year is $75 if you join as part of a group (on your own is $85). For more info https://uslca.org/join_renew

ILCA has begun offering group registration discounts again! Standard membership is $118.80 each as part of a group (on your own is $132). We will assume you are a “standard” member unless told otherwise. For more info http://www.ilca.org/main/member-benefits/econverse/group-membership.

WALC Membership continues to be $20 for year.  Our membership cycle runs March 1 to Feb 28 (to coincide with our yearly conference).

Make checks out to WALC. If you have questions, Kathie’s contact info is in the member directory. Checks must be received (not postmarked) by December 1st so get them in the mail early!



Reminder- Nov 15th WALC meeting in Madison

Reminder:  Be sure to register by November 8th for our November 15th WALC meeting.  Amber France, MS, MPH, IBCLC will be sharing the challenges working mothers face with childcare and how we can support them.  Amber will provide information on the “Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare Initiative”.  To register, email sandytestin@gmail.com.  Let us know if you will be staying for lunch.  More information is available under “Meetings” on our WALC site (walc.net)