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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 us know on the Contact Form on the “About Us” page.

Also – find us on FaceBook:  WALC FaceBook Page

Mothers’ Milk Bank WGL and WALC goodies for sale!

The Mothers’ Milk Bank of the WGL and WALC have joined together this year with another conference t-shirt! The shop is open through Sunday March 6th. Check out the merch here!

We are STILL better together!


Conference Evaluations

The Conference Evaluation link will be sent to you at the end of the conference March 4th. Once the online evaluation is completed, a certificate will be sent to your email address.

On Monday March 7th, we will send a link for the recording. You will have access until April 5th.

Look for your email from WALC re: Conference

Hello everyone!

Emails with conference info went out last Friday (2/25). Please check your spam, clutter and trash folders as the email may have ended up there!


Resource List and Slides from 1.21.22 Meeting

Thank you Jill Rabin, Summer Kelly and Susan Urbanski for presenting at WALC’s January Education Offering!

Here are links for a resource list from Jill Rabin and the slides and a poster from Summer and Susan’s presentation.


Jill Rabin WALC Resource List 1.21.22

MMBWGL WALC Meeting Milk Bank Updates SLIDES 1-21-2022

Milk Bank micro and drug testing poster WALC Meeting 1-21-22

WALC Quarterly Meeting – January 21, 2022

Join us on January 21, 2022 – WALC Zoom Webinar, 10:00 am to 12 noon

10am Jill Rabin, IBCLC will speak on “Facilitating Breastfeeding in Babies with Feeding Challenges”.

11am Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes will discuss Human Milk Banking which will include updates on their work.

12:10 Brief general business meeting.

To register WALC.net – Next Meeting  REGISTER

USLCA Group Renewal Discount

It’s that time of year! It’s renewal time for USLCA membership. WALC members are eligible for a $10 discount.
Please remember that 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 walc2022 – it is only applicable when signing up for the “Standard” Membership. 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

If you have difficulty renewing or starting your USLCA membership, please go through the instructions before contacting USLCA.

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


La Leche League and WALC team up again Nov 4-5!!!

LLL of WI and WALC are proud to co-sponsor a virtual fall event. Featuring: Lisa Marasco, Anna Brauch, and Zoua Lee and Tiffany Yang with the Hmong Breastfeeding Coalition of MN.

About this event:
2021 La Leche League of Wisconsin and WALC Conference

Thursday, November 4

10:00-11:30 am – Anna Brauch – Supporting Infant Feeding for Queer, Trans, & Non-Binary Parents

11:30 am-1:00 pm – Anna Brauch – Rebirthing to Heal Trauma and Re-establish Feeding

Friday, November 5

9:00-10:30 am – Zoua Lee and Tiffany Yang, Hmong Breastfeeding Coalition of MN – Storytelling to Re-normalize Breastfeeding in the Hmong Community

10:30 am- 12:00pm – Lisa Marasco – Lactogenic Foods for Milk Production

General Information
All conference sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days after the event. All evaluations forms must be filled out in order to receive credit for attendance. Evaluation links will be sent at the end of the conference.

This conference has been approved for 6 L CERPS. Each session will grant 1.5 L CERPS.

Register here

Registration open for September 17, 2021!

Please join us September 17 from 10-Noon for the WALC Quarterly Education and Business Meeting!

10-11 USLCA Webinar – Feisty or Calm, Understanding How Temperament Impacts Breastfeeding

Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC 1 (L) CERP

11-11:30 Federal Break Time Requirements for Nursing Mothers

Corey Walton with Department of Labor .5 (L) CERP

11:30-12 Exclusive Pumping: Learning from Parent Experiences to Improve Care-Lisa will present current research from her dissertation

Lisa Anders, PhD, RN, IBCLC .5 (L) CERP

12:10-12:40 General Business Meeting

Please visit our Next Meeting page for additional information.

WALC Grants Awarded

The WALC Board loves grant time! We get to see what others are up to in the world of breastfeeding and we get to support it! Below are some of the projects in Wisconsin that WALC supports through our grant program.

Maroon Calabash was awarded a grant to support their multi-faceted plan that includes:

  • conducting community assessments and interviews to more deeply understand local family’s experiences and areas of need and advocacy support, and to inform curriculum development for their breastfeeding/chestfeeding virtual community
  • development of a strong, gender-inclusive, and culturally aligned curriculum. This will include an active/live local breastfeeding resource hub, Black centered breastfeeding/chestfeeding content, newsletters, virtual conversations, contests, and celebration spaces.

Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department (DHHS) was awarded a grant towards the purchase of a chair, locking cabinet and a mini-refrigerator for the employee lactation room in the Sheriff’s Department. We are happy to support employees that choose to provide human milk to their babies with a lactation room that is available to employees 24/7!

Additional individual grants were awarded towards 1st time IBCLC exam fees and CLC course attendance.

Congratulations to all grant recipients! Thank you for all you are doing to meet families where they are and for all you do to support them.

WALC Webinar May 18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Baby Cafés- Register Now

Join us for our next WALC Webinar via Zoom – Tuesday, May 18th, Baby Cafés-Providing Professional Breastfeeding Support and Peer Social Connections, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, followed by brief Business Meeting.

Panelists include Lucia Jenkins – Baby Café USA Founder, Tawanda Logan-Hurt, Shonte Terhune and Portia Williams. You won’t want to miss it!

Read more about Baby Cafés here. For information and to register, walc.net “Next Meeting” – Registration