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Next WALC Meeting: 

September 17, 2021 – WALC Quarterly Meeting Webinar via Zoom, 3 Topics plus General Meeting, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm


USLCA Webinar – Feisty or Calm, Understanding how Temperament impacts Breastfeeding  10:00 to 11:00 1 L CERP – Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC

Andrea is one of the first and longest continuous certified pediatric nurse practitioners in the United States. After more than 40 years working with breastfeeding mothers and their babies and teaching parenting classes, she is among one of the most experienced consultants in the field of lactation. After receiving a Master’s in pediatric nursing from UCLA, Andrea became an early pioneer in the back-to-breastfeeding movement, and educated health professionals as an instructor in the UCLA lactation educator course, all over the United States. Her private lactation practice, Growing with Baby in San Luis Obispo, California, was used as the national model for private practices by Women Infant and Children (WIC). Andrea is author of Suckle, Sleep, Thrive: Breastfeeding Success Through Understanding Your Baby’s Cues, Co-written with Lisa Rizzo, Praeclarus Press, 2019

Objectives – By the end of the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define nine infant temperament traits
  2. Describe goodness of fit and its impact on the growing baby’s/child’s emotional well being.
  3. Explain ways parents can adapt to difficult temperament traits.
  4. Relate the importance of understanding temperament to successful breastfeeding.

Federal Break Time Requirements for Nursing Mothers 11:00 to 11:30  CERPs – Corey Walton, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist of the U.S. Department of Labor/Wage Management

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, U.S. Dept. of Labor/Wage Management will partner with WALC to provide a free training session on the federal break time requirements for Nursing Mothers under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  

Objective: – By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe Federal Break Requirements for nursing parents

Exclusive Pumping: Learning from Parent Experiences to Improve Care 11:30 to 12:00  CERPs – Lisa Anders, PhD, RN, IBCLC 

Lisa, a native of Wisconsin, earned her PhD in Nursing from Marquette University, recently moved to begin her career in nursing education and research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Lisa is a scholar of nursing and lactation support, particularly looking at the experience of breastmilk feeding and breastmilk expression. Her work overall seeks to improve breastmilk feeding outcomes by improving the parental experience of breastfeeding.  She will present her current research from her dissertation on the experience and management of exclusive breastmilk expression.

Objectives – By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe common challenges encountered by parents who exclusively pump and opportunities to improve support for pumping parents.
  2. Reflect on own thoughts, perceptions and language used surrounding methods of breastmilk feeding.
  3. Engage parents in conversations about pumping, educational needs, and goal setting.

Zoom:  Link will be sent via email reminder several days before the event. Please be sure to join the meeting at 9:45 am.


Cost:  This Webinar is free

WALC welcomes new members!  Annual fee is $20.00 for membership from March through February, 2022. For information and to apply, go to, click on Membership tab.  

SAVE THE DATE: March 3 & 4, 2022, WALC Conference
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