Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition

reg-form-thumbNorthwoods Breastfeeding Coalition is sponsoring

“Secrets of Baby Behavior”

Presented by UC Davis Human Lactation Center Staff

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Quality Inn, Rhinelander, 668 Kemp St. (715) 369-3600 (Conference rate available until September 30)

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how misinterpretation of infant behavior may lead to early breastfeeding cessation
  • Differentiate the six infant states of arousal and awareness
  • Demonstrate ability to distinguish between different types of infant cues
  • Describe normal infant sleep patterns in the 6 months of life
  • List 2 experiences described by mothers that erroneously let them to believe that they could not breastfeed
  • List at least 3 “baby behavior” messages that may be shared 5.75 L CERPS

Please support our coalition by purchasing tickets at our gift basket raffle.

Thank you to our Secrets of Baby Behavior sponsors:

Secrets of Baby Behavior Sponsors


Breastfeeding Resource Guide


Check us out on Facebook: Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition


Registered Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers – Press Release Feb 2014

Breastfeeding Resources:

    1. Pat’s Preschool & Learning Center | Contact Person: Heather Pilat | | 1601 W. Davenport St. | Rhinelander, WI 54501 | 715-362-3658 | Certified Breastfeeding Friendly: Feb. 14, 2014  
    2. YMCA Children’s Learning Center | Contact Person: Diane Zarembka  | | 1052 Dorr Street | Rhinelander, WI 54501 | 715-362-9633 | Certified Breastfeeding Friendly: Feb. 12, 2014
    3. First Steps Child Care Center LLC | Contact Person: Desiree Shaltis and Tricia Pugh | | 91 North Courtney | Rhinelander, WI 54501 | 715-360-1218| Certified Breastfeeding Friendly: Feb. 12, 2014
    4. Little Pine Cones Lodge Child Development Center LLC | Contact Person: Sharon Goller | | 1165 Hwy 45 South | Eagle River, WI 54521 | 715-477-2273 | Certified Breastfeeding Friendly: Feb. 13, 2014
    5. Little Acorns Lodge Child Development Center LLC | Contact Person: Heather Kozlatek | 564 Hwy 155 | St. Germain, WI 54558 | 715-542-2273 | Certified Breastfeeding Friendly: Feb. 13, 2014  
    6. Tomahawk Child Care Center Inc. | Contact Person: Trisha Sleaper| | 648 E. Lincoln Ave | Tomahawk, WI 54487 | 715-453-1602| Certified Breastfeeding Friendly: Feb. 17, 2014

2016 Meeting Dates, Times & Places







Breastfeeding Journal Articles:

Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition

Northwoods Breastfeeding Annual Report

Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition Bylaws

2016 Directory of Membership



Vision Statement:   

As breastfeeding advocates we represent childbearing women and their families. We believe that breastfeeding is natural and provides the normal nourishment for infants, benefiting both mother and child.  We come together in this coalition to provide a strong unified voice in the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in Oneida, Vilas, Forest and Price Counties.

Mission Statement:

Improving the health of our communities by protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in Oneida, Forest, Vilas and Price Counties.


Increase the exclusivity, incidence, and duration of breastfeeding in Oneida, Forest, Vilas and Price counties in accordance with the U. S. Healthy People 2020 Breastfeeding Maternal & Child Health Objectives, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, and in collaboration with local Community Health Improvement Plans.


1.  Strengthen the support for breastfeeding within the health care systems of Oneida, Forest, Vilas and Price Counties.

  • Strategies
    • Promote “Baby Friendly Hospital-USA” policies in the Oneida County hospitals.
    • Support training of local health care professionals in human lactation and evidence-based breastfeeding practices, education and support.
    • Ensure all members in the healthcare circle have up-to-date training and clinical skills in order to present this same evidence-based breastfeeding information to expectant and new mothers.
    • Provide networking for WIC clinics, hospitals, medical clinics, childbirth educators, tribal programs, community organizations and other health professionals.

2.  Empower families to make truly informed infant feeding choices by advocating for breastfeeding and increasing the availability of and access to breastfeeding resources in the community.

  • Strategies
    • Promote community breastfeeding resources, education & support groups for pregnant women, breastfeeding women and their families.
    • Promote and support initiatives to increase community awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.
    • Support the laws designed to accommodate nursing mothers in the workplace, in schools, and in any public setting.
    • Support awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity as related to infant feeding practices.

3.  Strengthen the sustainability & position of the Coalition.

  • Strategies
    • Work on actions to further develop the Coalition’s infrastructure, membership, and member’s commitment to the Coalition’s work.
    • Develop and maintain a presence on the Internet and Social Media.

Click here for a printable version of the Vision Statement, Mission Statement & Goals

Click here to view 2014-2016 Work Plan

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Contact Us

Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Telephone (715) 369-6111
Fax (715) 369-6112

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

Click here to view map and additional contact information.



Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.