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WALC Quarterly Meeting & Webinar – January 23, 2024

Hope you can join us on January 23, 2024 – WALC Zoom Webinar

10:00 a.m.  Evaluating Oral Restrictions:  A Collaborative Approach – Molly Peterson, BS, IBCLC and Julia Shannon, OTR/L, GCFP,  2 L CERPs
12:00 p.m. WALC General Business Meeting – all invited

Register Here  You won’t want to miss this Webinar!  Link to the Webinar will be emailed to registrants several days before the event.

This Zoom event will be recorded and available for all registered attendees for 30 days. For additional information about this event and speaker:  WALC.net Next Meeting

USLCA Group Renewal Available

It’s that time of year! It’s renewal time for USLCA membership. WALC members are eligible for a $10 discount that can be used toward a Standard – One time Payment membership ($110).

Please remember, in order for WALC to remain a USLCA Chapter, 25% of WALC members need to be USLCA members.

USLCA Membership Discount – WALC Members get a $10 discount when they join or renew with USLCA.

The WALC Code for discount is walc2024 – it is only applicable when signing up for the “Standard” Membership with a one time payment. The USLCA Group Discount Code Instructions link is below.

  • Don’t miss out on these popular Member Benefits:
    • Subscription to Clinical Lactation
    • 8 FREE webinars annually (rotating quarterly)*
    • Discounts on valuable educational opportunities offering CERPs & Nursing Contact Hours*
    • IBCLC listing in USLCA’s “Find an IBCLC” directory*
    • FREE postings on USLCA’s Job Board, Marketplace, and Event Calendar
    • A team of professionals advocating for YOU every day

Redeeming a Group Discount Code – revised 2020

Telephone: (202) 738-1125
Fax: (202) 738-1125
Email: info@uslca.org

Save the Date! WALC Annual Conference March 7-8th!


This year’s conference will look a little different, but it will go on! Our brains will learn and we will have serotonin bursts from being together!
The conference will be held, as usual, at the Oshkosh Convention Center. Due to remodeling, (see this news article) the hotel and restaurant will be closed. Lodging available at the Oshkosh Hilton Garden Inn. A block of rooms is reserved and you can now make reservations. ASK FOR WALC ROOM BLOCK.
 Conference registration will open December 15th, 2023. Please stay tuned for updates HERE on Facebook and via email.

WALC Quarterly Meeting & Event – November 14, 2023

Join us on November 14, 2023 – WALC Zoom Webinar

10:00 a.m.  Updates on the Pump Act, Workplace Requirements and Family & Medical Leave Provisions – Corey Walton,  1 L CERP
11:00 a.m.   USLCA Webinar –  Milk Ain’t the Problem: Non-lactation Factors Leading To Early Weaning, Deidra Washington, BS, CLC, IBCLC, 1 L CERP
12:00 p.m. WALC General Business Meeting – all invited

This Zoom event will be recorded and available for all registered attendees for 30 days For additional information about this event and speaker:  WALC.net

To Register – Link to the Zoom event will be sent via email several days before the event.

A day with Dr. Jen at Lambeau Field!

Online Registration:  https://cvent.me/YWm1rA

A Return to Titletown with Dr. Jen!

Stayed tuned for additional information – registration opening soon!

Project Grant Applications and Scholarships

Grant Applications and Lactation Scholarship Applications – It’s that time of year!

Applications are due by May 12th.

For grant guidelines, applications and a sample grant application, please visit here.

If you have questions, please contact us at allison@walc.net.

Announcing Newly Elected President and Treasurer!

We are happy to welcome Angela Hamilton as WALC’s new President of the Board and Angela Otterson as the new Treasurer! Thank you to both of you for stepping up to support OUR association.

I’m including their bios below. Thank you and we look forward to our future together!

Angela Hamilton has over 45 years of lactation experience, both personal and professional. She is an IBCLC, RDN, with a BS, in Food Science. She has been a member of WALC for many years, and is currently serving on the WALC board, as USLCA Liaison, and the WALC Equity Committee. Last year she joined the WALC Conference Committee, and serves as Secretary.
Angela began working for the City of Milwaukee Health Department in 2010, as a Nutritionist, in the WIC program. She was hired by the City of Milwaukee Health Department, in 2014, as Breastfeeding Coordinator, and Nutritionist in their WIC Program.
In 2018, she accepted a position in the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s, Strong Baby Program, as the Community Outreach Specialist for Breastfeeding. Through this program, she has facilitated a virtual lactation support group, Café MKE.
Angela has breastfed four children, including a set of twins. Each one has their own unique lactation story. She enjoys empty nesting, and traveling with her husband, visiting their children and grandchildren.
Angela Otterson RN, MSN, IBCLC

I was born and raised in Dane County, WI. I was 17 when my first child was born and I determined that obstetric nursing was my future career. I graduated with my BSN from Edgewood College in 2006. For the first 2 years as a nurse, I practiced clinical research at Covance in Madison where I learned my strength for attention to detail and followed standard operating procedures. I then transitioned to family nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison for 10 years on postpartum, NICU, antepartum, and assisted in labor and delivery. I participated in shared governance and was a SSM Health system representative for maternal child policies.

I obtained my board certification for lactation in 2016 and followed my passion to apply as a lactation consultant at UPH-Meriter Hospital in 2019, where I still practice. I graduated with my MSN in Nursing Education in 2021 and added work as an obstetric nursing instructor at Herzing University where I focus on social justice and equity to provide non biased care. This past year, I worked with Meriter to submit a proposal to the legislation to increase the equity in breast pump coverage among individuals with WI Medical Assistance. I also contributed to an easy to read book promoting lactation knowledge in the public (This Book Sucks feeding your baby shouldn’t, by Lori Theisen). My hobbies include homesteading, reading, and board games. I have 3 children, chickens, goats, bees, a cat and dog, and tortoises. I hoping to contribute to WALC in improving lactation support to all breastfeeding parents by complete and accurate documentation of funds as a Treasurer.

WALC Quarterly Meeting and Event – January 23, 2023

Join us on January 23, 2023 – WALC Zoom Webinar 10:00 am

10:00 am  Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocol #36:  The Mastitis Spectrum, Revised 2022 – Katrina B. Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, PMH-C, FACS
12:00 am  WALC General Business Meeting

This Zoom event will be recorded, recordings available for all registered attendees for 30 days! For additional information: WALC.net, Next Meeting, and to register, click on the link: Registration for this meeting.  Hope to see you there!

Call for Nominations for President and Treasurer for WALC Board

WALC is seeking nominations for President and Treasurer! The WALC Board is a great way to be involved in supporting lactation in our state! 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 December 15, 2022.

Please see the description of duties below. Attendance at quarterly Board and General Meetings is necessary. We have 4 meetings a year in September, November, January and May. You will receive assistance and support learning the role.

President Job Description

Treasurer Job Description

Take the plunge!