Shakin’ it Up!
The 28th Annual Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition Conference

April 27 – 28, 2020
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
BP Energy Center, Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition takes a deeper look at promoting breastfeeding in times of crisis for the 28th annual conference.

Topics include:

  • Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies
  • Supporting Parents in Post-Partum Depression
  • Vitamin D supplementation

    La Leche League leaders, BreastfeedingUSA counselors, and WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors who are accredited and active in Alaska should contact the Membership Chair at for cost information & registration.

Contact hours will be awarded for participation in this activity.





Kathleen Kendall-Tackett,


Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women’s health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Publications and Communications Board. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women’s-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 460 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 38 books. Her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), and The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical (2018, Praeclarus).







BP Energy Center Anchorage
1014 Energy Ct, Anchorage, AK 99508

Lactation Room A lactation room will be provided near the conference meeting space for pumping and breastfeeding parents. Refrigeration will be available for pumped milk.

Residence Inn by Marriott Anchorage Midtown 1025 E 35th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99508. Attendees requiring accommodations are welcome to stay at Residence Inn by Marriott. It is within walking distance to the BP Energy Center, and details on how to book a room are TBD.


Early Registration $375 **Deadline March 31**

2-Day Registration $425

1-Day Registration $250

Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition Membership is included in your registration fee. Sign up for membership only if you are not planning to attend the conference.

If you are active and accredited in any of the following organizations in Alaska, please email

  • Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
  • Le Leche League Leaders
  • Breastfeeding USA Counselors

Have any questions? Feel free to contact our conference coordinator, Bridget, at



More information on CERPs will be given at a later date. Thank you for your patience.

Criteria for successful completion: Participants must be present for each session they claim credit for and must complete evaluation at the end of each day to receive credit.

The presence of any organization, product, or service in the conference gathering area does not imply endorsement by the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition.


Nursing Contact Hours:

More information on Nursing Contact Hours will be given at a later date. Thank you for your patience.


Registered Dietitian Continuing Education Credits:

More information on Registered Dietitian Continuing Education Credits will be given at a later date. Thank you for your patience.