Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition Fall Conference

September 30, 2019
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
The BP Center

We are falling in love with breastfeeding again in The Latch Frontier! Join us for an educational, inspiring day with Laurel Wilson. It is a great way to get continuing education credits and is sure to be exciting and fun!

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Monday, September 30th

8:00Doors Opens
8:15 - 8:30Registration
8:30 - 8:45Opening
8:45 - 11:15Science of the Mother-Baby Bond: Attachment & Epigenetics, Brain Dev., Stress, and long-term Impacts of breastfeeding15 minute break at 10am
11:15 – 11:30BREAK
11:30 – 12:30A Gentle Touch: The Unique Breastfeeding Needs of post Cesarean Mothers
12:30 – 1:45LUNCH
1:45 – 3:15Marijuana and Breastfeeding
3:15 - 3:30BREAK
3:30 – 5:00The Times Are a Changing and Social media
5:00 - 5:15Closing and Evaluations


Laurel Wilson has twenty-six years of experience working with women in the childbearing year and perinatal professional and currently travels the world speaking about the importance of human milk and attachment. She is co-author of best-selling books, The Greatest Pregnancy Ever: The Keys to the MotherBaby Bond and The Attachment Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Bonding with Your Baby.  Laurel is a board certified as a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, labor doula, lactation educator, Prenatal ParentingTM Instructor, and Pre and Postpartum fitness educator. She served as the CAPPA Executive Director of Lactation Programs for 16 years. She is on the Board of Directors for the United States Breastfeeding Committee, a Senior Advisor for CAPPA, and also on the Advisory Board for InJoy Health. Laurel has been joyfully married to her husband for more than 28 years and has two amazing sons, whose difficult births led her on a path towards helping emerging families create positive experiences. She believes that the journey towards and into parenthood is a life-changing rite of passage that should be deeply honored and celebrated.


We will be at the The BP Energy Center. 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage, AK 99508

There is plenty of free parking and it is a short walk from the Residence Inn.

For lunch:

Each attendee gets a card (like a meal ticket) to take to the cafeteria in the main building. It is about a 5 minute walk (or they may drive over in a minute).
They may choose what ever they want to eat from the cafeteria (or the coffee shop) there. They have a salad bar, an entree of the day, a side bar, a soup for up to $12. If they go over, they have to pay the extra.

There are some rooms blocked at The Residence Inn for those wishing to make lodging arrangements. Rooms are $119-$139 for the night. You must reserve a room by August 30th. To reserve a room,


Early Registration (open until July 31st): $144

Regular Registration (open on August 1st): $174

Have any questions? Feel free to contact



CERPs allocated by IBLCE. IBLCE Verification Number C1991176.
This event is being awarded 6 L CERPs, 0 R CERPs, and 0 E CERPs. You must be present the entire event to receive CERPs. 


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.