Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition

Welcome to the Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition!

Our local coalition operates as a subcommittee of the

Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition. We strive to support, protect, educate, and advocate for breastfeeding in our local community. 

Ways To Be Involved

Monthly Coalition Meetings:

2nd Tuesday Monthly

12-1 pm

The Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Meetings are currently being held via zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Content varies between planning for local breastfeeding related events and breastfeeding continuing education. For more information, or a zoom invitation to join us, contact Laura Kolasa at 907-347-8656 or laurajkolasa@gmail.com

Fairbanks Baby Café:


5:30 - 7:30 pm

via Zoom

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 (fairbanksbabycafe@gmail.com). We hope to gather in person in the future, but are starting virtually at this time.

April is approaching! Click Here for the April 2021 Baby Cafe flyer for you to post or pass on to people who may benefit from free breastfeeding education or support.  We continue to meet via Zoom every Monday evening starting at 5:30PM, with our Preparing to Breastfeed Class being offered the first Monday of March at the same time. 

​Parent Pit Stop:

July 31 - August 9, 2020

The Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition organizes and hosts a booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair each year in collaboration with the Lion’s Club and other local sponsors. This booth offers a safe and clean space for feeding and diapering infants and young children. It is also an opportunity to share breastfeeding information and local resources to support families with young children in our community.  Stay tuned for information on how you can volunteer to sign up for a 3 hour shift to staff this booth during the fair.​

September 2021

Juneau, AK

This art show has its roots in Fairbanks.  We were honored to host the art show for the first four years in our community.  We now offer organizational support as the art show moves from community to community around Alaska each spring.  We are always excited to help distribute the annual poster selected during the show to be displayed throughout our community.​


World Breastfeeding Week:

August 1 - 7

Each year we partner with local agencies and participate in activities such as The Big Latch On​ to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in August. Check back on ways to engage during the 2021 event.

Contact Us:

  Laura Kolasa is the current facilitator of the Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition. 

Please contact laurajkolasa@gmail.com for further information about our coalition.

Big Latch On 2019 

 Parent Pit Stop 

Alaska Breastfeeds Art Show