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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!


LLL of WI and WALC welcome you to Conference 2022

2022 LLL of WI and WALC Conference Registration Now Live!

WALC Quarterly Meeting – September 16, 2022 9:30 am

Join us on September 16, 2022 – WALC Zoom Webinar, 9:30 am

9:30 am Maroon Calabash Grant Report, an innovative organization, was awarded a WALC Grant in 2021

10:00 am Shonte’ Terhune- Smith, BS, IBCLC, Health Educator, Doula will discuss “Human Milk and Immunizations”

11:00 am Shonte’ Terhune-Smith, “Supporting the NICU Baby” 

We hope to see you there!

To register WALC.net – Next Meeting for more info about the sessions and to REGISTER


WALC Quarterly Meeting – May 17, 2022

Join us on May 17, 2022 – WALC Zoom Webinar, 10:00 am

10am Allison Walsh IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, Postpartum Doula, LLLL, will speak on “Mentoring the Future of Lactation Support.”

11:30 am Nicole Miles, MA, CD, IBCLC, – Birth Outcomes Made Better (BOMB) Doula Program Manager, will discuss “So you want to be a Lactation Professional.”

12:10 Brief general business meeting.

To register WALC.net – Next Meeting REGISTER

WALC Grant Deadline is May 1st!

What great things are you doing in your community? Do you have a project that needs a boost?

WALC has updated it’s grant guidelines. This is an opportunity to work on something you’ve been dreaming about! Check out the Grant and Scholarship tab!

Updated Grant and Scholarship Applications/Guidance Posted

Please check out the Scholarships and Grants page for our revised guidance and applications. You asked for more guidance and we’re providing it! We’ve included a sample grant application and report as well.

Project Grant Applications are due on or before May 1st.  Submission forms are online.


Conference Recording Available through April 5th

This is a reminder you have through April 5th to watch the conference recordings. Recordings are available to those that registered  before the end of the conference. An email with the links was sent to the email used for registration. Please check your spam/clutter/trash folders.

If you have difficulties watching the videos or get a message such as ” videos have reached a maximum playback number”, please follow this tip:

Open the videos in Google Chrome or an “Incognito Window“. This should resolve the issue.

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!