Lactation Services in Anchorage

Alaska Women’s Health provides lactation support from a board-certified IBCLC lactation consultant. We’re here to help you and your baby thrive on your breastfeeding journey.

Lactation Consultations

Our lactation consultant is available to provide support and education to breastfeeding women, regardless of where they are at in their breastfeeding journey. Whether you’re a first-time mom or have had multiple deliveries, each experience is unique and can come with its own set of challenges. Lactation consultations are a safe and comfortable way for women to ask questions about breastfeeding and receive expert support and education. Our lactation consultant can support in several ways:

  • Latching issues
  • Pain and Discomfort while feeding
  • Low milk supply
  • High milk supply
  • Breast pump flange fitting
  • Clogged ducts
  • Thrush

Our Lactation Consultant

Christina Strand RN, IBCLC<br />

Christiana Strand, RN, IBCLC

Christiana Strand is originally from Washington but has lived in Anchorage since she was 11 years old. She holds a degree in Public Health, Promotion, and Behavior from Oregon State University and a BSN from Linfield College of Nursing, in Portland, Oregon. She has been a registered nurse for seven years and has been working as a triage nurse at Alaska Women’s health since November 2020. In addition to her BSN and public health degrees, Christiana is a certified lactation consultant, who received her IBCLC certification in 2022. She is so excited to help new mothers and newborns with the joys and challenges of breastfeeding in her new role. Christiana lives with her fiancée, Keith, and her beloved Russian Blue cat, Sapphire. Outside of the clinic, Christiana enjoys spending time in the Alaskan outdoors, where she is an avid hiker, paddle boarder, and ice skater. She also enjoys gardening with her parents and float plane rides with her fiancée, who is a passionate pilot. While she has no children yet, she is excited to start a family of her own in the last frontier.


Read Our Reviews

“Everyone that I interacted with was very kind, courteous, and professional. They were very caring about my comfort level and were excellent in every way!”

“Dr. Alia Parker is always so polite and always answers my questions and concerns thoroughly. Everything goes smoothly with her she’s good at what she does and cares for her patients.”

“I was extremely surprised at the way everyone was so polite and plesant. Everything exceeded my expectations and the doctor was so compassionate. I cried! Being a patient of Alaska Women’s Health is an absolute pleasure.”