Breastfeeding Peer Support Lead

These are 6 hour sessions, covering subjects such as:

  • Anatomy/physiology of breastfeeding
  • Positioning and attachment
  • Working with/supporting volunteers
  • Cultural/ethical issues around choices in infant feeding
  • Breastfeeding complications and challenges
  • Listening, counselling and teaching skills
  • Facilitating effective support groups


Participants will complete assignments and tasks so HBUK can assess learning outcomes for each unit. There will also be a need to observe a whole peer support training programme delivered by a HBUK course tutor.  There is up to a year to complete the training.

At the end of training you will be qualified to:

  • Facilitate effective breastfeeding support groups
  • Manage, supervise, support and update breastfeeding peer supporters
  • Train peer supporters using the accredited HBUK programme
  • Facilitate antenatal breastfeeding workshops for expectant parents
  • Offer in depth breastfeeding support to breastfeeding mothers

For Course Fees please see price list or get in touch with HBUK.

Stand alone Breastfeeding Practitioner units

For breastfeeding support workers and other health professionals who do not require the full Breastfeeding Practitioner certificate, we offer the option to complete selected units for a certificate. This may be helpful for breastfeeding counsellors who need to complete a unit to use the HBUK accredited training.

Please contact the team for further information.