Breastfeeding Counsellor

Taking you from ground zero to IBCLC, and anywhere in between.

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course description

A fully comprehensive breastfeeding counsellor course with a level 3 City and Guilds Award!

Antenatal Training UK only provides the highest quality qualifications, and this is no exception. Designed for those who wish to support new and expectant families with their breastfeeding needs, or Antenatal Educators’ wanting to run  breastfeeding classes, our Breastfeeding Counsellor qualification only uses current evidence-based information and is designed and written by our own IBCLC Shelley Wilson.

What to Expect on The Course

Following the online course, you will be able to practice as a Breastfeeding Counsellor in many settings, lead breastfeeding classes or offer private service.

You will also be ready to take the IBCLC exam and become a lactation consultant if you wish, as this course meets the requirement of the examination board!

(Both content and study hours)

Anatomy and Physiology

STUDY HOURS 6      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Breast and nipple structure, development and variations
  • Physiology and endocrinology ie hormones and lactogenesis

Feeding Positions & attachment

STUDY HOURS 6     TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Twins, caesarean sections, latching techniques and issues, biological nurturing.

Newborn to 3 Months

STUDY HOURS 6      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Colic, reflux, allergies, and intolerances 
  • First hour
  • First 6 Weeks
  • 6 weeks to 3 months 
  • Weight gain

Common Issues

STUDY HOURS 6      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Breast and nipple pain/trauma
  • Engorgement, blocked ducts, Mastitis, Abscess, Infections. 
  • Treatments – both NICE and CAM
  • Surgical considerations
  • Milk supply

NICU

STUDY HOURS 7      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Premature, tube feeding, re-introducing breastfeeding
  • Skin to Skin / Kangaroo care
  • Mental Health
  • Reflexes
  • Sleeping in

Medications & Drugs

STUDY HOURS 8      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Safety of drugs
  • Analgesics / Pain killer
  • Antibiotics
  • Contraception
  • and lots more!

Signposting and the Breastfeeding Community

STUDY HOURS 6      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Who is Who?
  • Certifying Bodies
  • Organisations

Expressing and Mixed Feeding

STUDY HOURS 6      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Hand expression
  • Pumps and equipment
  • Cup and syringe feeding

Psychological Considerations

STUDY HOURS 8      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Sexualisation
  • Sexual abuse
  • Society & psychology
  • Fathers role

Ethics, Law and Codes

STUDY HOURS 6      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • WHO, Baby Milk Action, BFI, 
  • Rights of Mum
  • Rights or Baby
  • Formula Industry and the law

Milk Composition and Nutrition

STUDY HOURS 6      TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Nutritional and immunological properties of milk
  • How birth can impact milk production

Communication Skills

STUDY HOURS 6     TUTORIAL HOURS 2

SOME OF THE COVERED TOPICS INC…

  • Listening and language skills
  • Feelings
  • Shadowing hours
  • Thinking of taking your Lactation Consultancy Exam?

Course Details

TIMEFRAME

5 months

COURSE FEES

Option 1: Single Payment of £750

Option 2: 5 Monthly Instalments of £150

go one step further!

This course covers the same modules in the Breastfeeding Counsellor ,

PLUS qualifies you as an Antenatal Educator with Hypnobirthing Practitioner.

With the Advanced Diploma, you can teach for BirthWorld, running childbirth, hypnobirthing and breastfeeding courses and offer postnatal support through BirthWorld as well.

Ideal for those looking to offer continuity of care to their clients. 

Working through BirthWorld is perfect if you want to be part of a brand, don’t have the time for marketing or don’t want to bother with it! 

Our Approach

Step 1

Learn
Work your way through our online, interactive, and active learning environment. Complete the modules at your own pace, in your own time. At the end of these modules you will be qualified! Ideal for those students with experience who just need a "rubber stamp".

Step 2

Apply
Live tutorials with the tutors will help you understand the content the modules and then apply it. Using scenarios, case studies and discussions you will take your knowledge to the next level!

Step 3

Practise
Our workshops are designed to help you practice your teaching and communication skills. Workshops are optional for this course. Details are sent out towards the end of your training inviting you to consider attending.

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