Many women experience breastfeeding problems in the early days after having a baby. Breastfeeding (Lactation) Counselors have the opportunity to make a real difference to the families they work with. Breastfeeding counselor training will enable you to assist women to overcome breastfeeding difficulties, building a close relationship with the women you are working with, and knowing that with your support, you can help a mother and baby gain the benefits of breastfeeding.
Being a Breastfeeding Counselor brings you into a family at a time when they may be struggling. Whether you’re helping a new mother learn how to latch her baby on, or working intensively with a woman who’s trying to overcome mastitis, your role will be a crucial one. At CBI we make sure you have a thorough grounding in all these areas and more. You’ll also have support and guidance from your trainer, and from our network of breastfeeding counselors around the world.
Much of your work as a Breastfeeding Counselor will be listening to the women you work with and truly supporting them. As a student you’ll develop strong communication skills, learning the important skills of reflective practice and effective and active listening. During this online training program, you will develop strong skills in using the counseling process to help women feel supported and heard. You’ll also cover all the business aspects – how to build your client base, paperwork, forms and legal issues, advertising and promoting your business.