Parent Resources

In light of the recent illnesses from improper mixing of formula, the ABC shares the following statement:

Powdered infant formula is not sterile. It may contain bacteria that can cause serious illness in infants. By preparing and storing powdered infant formula correctly, you can reduce the risk of illness.  Breast is best! The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infants are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. Babies who are exclusively breastfed will get the best start for growth, development and health. Infants who are not breast fed need a suitable breast-milk substitute, for example, infant formula. 

For information about recalled infant formula please click here.

For instructions on how to properly mix infant powdered formula please click here.


Breastfeeding and Jury Duty

The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition Sub-Committee on Policy and Legislation's
Policy Brief on Jury Duty Exemption for Women Who Are Breastfeeding a Child (pdf)

Virtual Mama Circle hosted by Tongass Lactation Consulting {FREE}

download the flier here

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Alaska Statute 29.25.080 Breastfeeding (1998)

A municipality may not enact an ordinance that prohibits or restricts a woman breast-feeding a child in a public or private location where the woman and child are otherwise authorized to be. In a municipal ordinance, “lewd conduct,” “lewd touching,” “immoral conduct,” “indecent conduct,” and similar terms do not include the act of a woman breast-feeding a child in a public or private location where the woman and child are otherwise authorized to be. Nothing in this section may be construed to authorize an act that is an offense under a municipal ordinance that establishes an offense with elements substantially equivalent to the elements of an offense under AS 11.61.123. This section is applicable to home rule and general law municipalities.

Legal Resources

These links are live, click for more information!

Online Resources for Breastfeeding Parents

If you know of a resource that should be added to this page email membership@alaskabreastfeeding.org

Fairbanks parents: BabyCafé is back to in-person meetings!  Come join the Fairbanks Breastfeeding Coalition on Mondays at the Fairbanks Children's Museum.  Download the flier as a PDF here.

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Flyer - The Lactation Circle TLC (1)[2].
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