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Welcome to WALC!

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

 

 

Next WALC Meeting, January 17, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:00 am

Join WALC in Milwaukee for a morning of breastfeeding education! Earn 2 CERPS

Normalizing Breastfeeding: Building Social Support and Community Capacity: A decade later

Dalvery Blackwell, IBCLC, Co-Founder, Executive Director of the African American Breastfeeding Network Inc. discusses how her organization over the last decade worked to build social support and community capacity to keep programming relevant and the organization at the forefront of maternal-infant health.

Topics will include:

1. Trends in Maternal-Infant Health Impacting Breastfeeding Programming
2. Key Allies vs Natural Allies
3. Learning From Families
4. Lessons Learned

Ascension All Saints Family Health Center 2400 West Villard Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, Free surface parking available in front of Health Center.

For information and to register go to Meetings/Next Meeting at http://www.walc.net

USLCA Group Renewal Information

Amazing that it is almost December…again!

Our annual renewals are coming due. Current memberships end 12/31/19. You are able to get $10 off an individual membership fee by signing up with the WALC group renewal. The code to get the discount is walc2020

In order for the discount field to appear, members will need to be sure to their membership type is set to Group. The discount field will not appear if a membership is set to Individual.

For step by step instructions, click on this link. Redeeming a Group Membership for Chapter (1)

If any chapter member has trouble applying the code, please contact Cheryl at 202-738-1125 (ext. 703).

 

Hope to see you at our next WALC Meeting in Neenah, November 12!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:30 am

Join WALC in Neenah for a morning of breastfeeding education! Earn 2 CERPS

It Takes a Community and Connectedness is Key, Stephanie Gyldenvand, Allison Laverty Montag, IBCLC

For information and to register go to Meetings/Next Meeting at http://www.walc.net

Call for nominations for President-Elect!

WALC is seeking nominations for President! My 4 year term is up and we are seeking someone that wants to be involved! Are you interested in taking part in YOUR Association? Have you been thinking about being involved but not sure how? This is your chance!

You may nominate yourself! If you are interested, please contact Allison at allisonlavmon @gmail.com

The deadline for nominations is November 15, 2019.

Please see the description of duties below. Attendance at quarterly Board and General Meetings is required. We have 4 meetings a year in September, November, January and May. Two meetings are overnight (usually September and May) when we have a larger agenda. I will help through the first year and share the work.
President Job Description

Take the plunge!

Allison

Next WALC Meeting and Program

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 9:30 am

Join WALC in Neenah for a morning of breastfeeding education! Earn 2 CERPS

It Takes a Community and Connectedness is Key, Stephanie Gyldenvand, Allison Laverty Montag, IBCLC

Stephanie Gyldenvand is a community health strategist at Winnebago County Health Department. Social support and connectedness through data collection and analysis, community building, and collective action is a focus of Stephanie’s work. Allison Laverty Montag is President of WALC,  a Lactation Consultant and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for  Women, Infant and Children (WIC) at Winnebago County Health Department.

For information and to register go to Meetings/Next Meeting at http://www.walc.net

WALC Conference March 5 & 6, 2020 Sneak preview

We have some great speakers and topics for our 2020 conference:    WALC 2020 Conference    Online registration and brochures available in  late November.  Save these dates!!

Fall La Leche League Conference coming up

Take a look at the speaker line up for the Fall LLL Conference:

LLL of WI Conference Registration

WALC and WBC 2019 Annual Summit

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, last day to register is Thursday, September 19.

Hotel Marshfield 
2700 South Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

The Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC) and the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition (WBC) 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. 2 L CERPS

Panel Discussion – Native Breastfeeding Coalition of WisconsinCheri Nemec RDN, CD, CLS, IBC, Candi Cornelius (Oneida Nation) and Jenny Bisonette (LCO). 1 L CERP

Click here to Register

For more information, visit walc.net,   “Meetings”

WALC and WBC 2019 Annual Summit – Sept 26, 2019

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

Hotel Marshfield 
2700 South Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

The Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC) and the Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition (WBC) 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.

Click here to Register

For more information, visit walc.net,   “Meetings”

Wisconsin Senate Bill 316 – Anti-Shackling – Time Sensitive

SB 316 Shackling 2019 19-1511_1

SB 316 addresses the treatment and availability of support services to pregnant and postpartum women in Wisconsin state prisons and county jails.

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Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau

This bill limits the use of physical restraints on pregnant and postpartum
people who are in the custody of a correctional facility. Under the bill, a pregnant
person may not be restrained unless the restraints are reasonably necessary for the
legitimate safety and security needs of the person, correctional staff, or public, and
any restraints used must be the least restrictive possible. In addition, the bill
requires that every woman in the custody of a correctional facility be offered testing
for pregnancy, and, if pregnant, be offered testing for sexually transmitted infections.
The bill also requires the correctional facility where the pregnant or postpartum
person is being confined to provide information related to pregnancy, labor, and the
postpartum period, and to provide access to certain health services related to
pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period.

Dr. Hartke has invited members to reach out to her with questions or if there is interest in participating in the hearing.