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Our Mission

The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition promotes, protects, and supports breastfeeding through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Our Vision

Alaskans supporting breastfeeding as the standard for feeding children.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

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.

AKLCA

Alaska Lactation Consultants Association

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.​

Board Member

 Recruitment

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 membership@alaskabreastfeeding.org

ECE Breastfeeding-friendly Childcare

Breastfeeding Welcomed Here Child Care sites follow national breastfeeding and infant feeding standards. The following programs are committed to helping you give your child the best nutritional start you can - breast milk!
Child care providers - if you would like to be a recognized Breastfeeding Welcomed Here Child Care site, download the free toolkit and commitment form at the bottom of this page. For more
information, contact (907) 269-8447, obesity@alaska.gov, or reach out on our Facebook page.

Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies

Please come back soon for more information on Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies

Local Subcommittees

Find a local subcommittee near you!

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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.

Outreach

ABC is always looking to find new audiences to engage! Help us widen our reach & discover new avenues by emailing membership@alaskabreastfeeding.org

Baby Cafe - Fairbanks

Check back soon for more information on Baby Cafe!

By-Laws

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.

Education

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.

Leadership

Check back soon for updates from our Leadership Subcommittee!

Milk-Banking

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.

Obesity Prevention

Please come back soon for more information on how the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition is committed to Obesity Prevention through breastfeeding.

USBC

United States Breastfeeding Committee

The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 100 influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.