Our Mission: ​

The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition strives to inspire, empower, and support families 

in their breastfeeding goals through education, advocacy, and systems change.

Core Values:​

* Advocacy * Collaboration *

* Diversity * Education * Empowerment * 

* Health Equity * Inclusion *

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A message from the President:

Please let ABC know if your local medical offices or hospital settings are separating parents & babies due to incorrect information on how to protect them during the current pandemic. Visit the CDC, USBC, UNICEF, and WHO websites and review the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine statement on infant feeding and COVID-19 management. Other concerns related to breastfeeding may also be brought to our attention; the Coalition wishes to assess needs from diverse areas all over Alaska.

The ABC Board of Directors has secured the new dates of September 21-22, 2020 for the postponed April Conference. Please visit our EVENTS page to review minor changes to the agenda and to complete/repeat your registration, available now!

If you were an ABC member through conference attendance in 2019, membership lapsed on March 31, 2020. If you normally become a member/renew through your conference attendance, you would not become a member again until you register for the September dates. Consider RENEWING NOW instead!

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition values inclusion, diversity, and equity as core values, embracing meaningful participation by diverse stakeholders, and seeks varied viewpoints. All people who desire to work to promote our mission and vision are welcome as members of the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition. 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.

Dr. Heidi Koslo, ABC President