The Alaska Lactation Consultants Association is a subcommittee of the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition with the goal to further professional development of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.
The By-Laws Committee dives deep into the ABC archives to pull important rules & regulations in our organization. They also incorporate more inclusive & diverse terminology to ensure ABC stays current & equitable.
Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies
Please come back soon for more information on Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies
The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition sees the need for a human milk bank located in Alaska. Please check this tab again soon for more updates from our Milk Banking Subcommittee.
ABC is always looking to find new audiences to engage! Help us widen our reach & discover new avenues by emailing
Baby Cafe - Fairbanks
The Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition launched a virtual version of Fairbanks Baby Café October 2020. It's an opportunity for moms to connect with peers for support, share breastfeeding experiences, and get answers to common breastfeeding questions. Virtual gatherings are facilitated by community lactation professionals. Pre-register by phone (978-406-9746) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to gather in person in the future, but are starting virtually at this time.
Breastfeeding Welcomed Here for Childcare
Breastfeeding Welcomed Here for Child Care sites follow national breastfeeding and infant feeding standards. These programs are committed to helping you give your child the best nutritional start you can - breast milk! Child care providers - download the free toolkit and commitment form here. Parents – find a Breastfeeding Welcomed Here child care program here.
Check back soon for updates from our Leadership Subcommittee!
National Breastfeeding Month
The theme for national breastfeeding month & world breastfeeding week has yet to be determined. Please visit our social media platforms to learn more about breastfeeding celebrations in August.
The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition values inclusion, diversity, and equity as core values, embracing meaningful participation by diverse stakeholders and seek varied viewpoints. All people who desire to work to promote our mission and vision are welcome as members of the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition and we do not discriminate by position, gender, race, national origin, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, family status, formal education, life experience, religion, communication styles, geographic location, work-related skill sets and experience.
If you are interested in assisting in Board Member Recruitment, please email
Our annual conference provides CEUs for nurses and dietitians as well as new evidence and skills for all lactation workers. For information on this, please visit our Events tab & explore registration options for our 2020 Conference!
If you are interested in becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), please visit our News & Resources tab for Professionals.
The Education Subcommittee of ABC strives to consistently explore continuing education opportunities for lactation professionals in Alaska.