Please visit the CDC and WHO websites for the most current information on breastfeeding management during COVID-19 as well as standard precautions to prevent the spread of viral illness in general, and COVID-19 specifically.

See also the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine statement

on COVID-19.

 

Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition Mission: The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition strives to inspire, empower, and support families in their breastfeeding goals through education, advocacy, and systems change.

 

Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition Core Values: Advocacy - Collaboration - Diversity - Education - Empowerment - Health Equity - Inclusion

 

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.

Parent Resources

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

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Online Resources for Breastfeeding Parents

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