Ying Xiong appears in court for the first time.More >>
Chippewa County (WQOW) - A collaborative effort in Chippewa County aims to make new moms feel more comfortable at work.
They want to help new moms continue to pump milk for their infants even after they've returned to work. The health department began this project after a survey done by the county's WIC program found that about half the infants who had been breast-fed since birth, were no longer being fed the same way.
Once their mothers returned to work, many women found it difficult or uncomfortable to find time to pump while at the office.
Through this new initiative the county is hoping to help local employers find ways to promote a more breast-feeding friendly environment for working mothers.
Recently the Chippewa County public health department has been reaching out to a number of local employers, talking to them about how they approach the topic of breast feeding in the workplace.
"Continuing breast-feeding while mom returns to work really gives them the opportunity to continue that bond that they have with their baby even when they're apart, so this is a great opportunity to continue to support our moms in the community that continue to breastfeed," says Stephanie Abbe, the public health nutritionist at Chippewa County.
"What we're really trying to do is create a culture that's supportive of breast-feeding and hope that it spreads, says Christina Anderson, the current public health intern.
Federal law requires that employers provide break time for their employees to pump breast milk, in places other than a restroom until their child is one year old.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Press Release from the Clark County Sheriff's Department: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on CenturyMore >>
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on Century Rd. just east of Basswood Ave., Township of Unity.More >>
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reportMore >>
A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate. The GOP is in control of both houses, but it appears there is someMore >>
As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate.More >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact Director of Station Operations Lisa Patrow at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.