Peer Support Skills - Breastfeeding Level 2


Healthy Babies UK believe in the value of mother-to-mother support and recognise that peer support plays a large part in the overall strategy of promotion and support for breastfeeding mothers. A Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporter may have done their training through Healthy Babies UK by two different 


1. Trained by a member of the team from Healthy Babies UK (Breastfeeding and Postnatal Practitioner).

2. Trained through a Children’s Centre or self-employed practitioner who has done the HBUK ‘train the trainer’ course.

The course is 6-8 weeks long a minimum, 16 hours classroom time. It is accredited by AIM through Healthy Babies UK (HBUK)

Course includes:

Ways of working effectively together

Health outcomes

Human milk for human babies

How breastfeeding works

Skin to skin

Positioning basics

Listening and communication skills

Positioning and attachment revisit and practice

Why women stop breastfeeding or never start

Common breastfeeding challenges

Life with a breastfeeding baby and the range of normal feeding patterns

When women and babies need professional support

Expressing and returning to work

Being a Peer Supporter

Record keeping

Role play and workbooks

All peer supporters trained using the HBUK course will be part of our network and additional tailored support if required.

‘I enjoyed the course as a whole; it was well presented, well put together and fantastically informative.’

Tiverton, Devon, 2016

I enjoyed having something interesting and educational to look forward to.  Course content excellent and should be more available to everyone

Exmouth, Devon, 2011

Nice easy to learn way of getting all the information we needed and handouts to stop us forgetting it later! Great course thoroughly enjoyed it

Exmouth, Devon, 2011