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Breastfeeding Counselor Training and Certification

Many women experience breastfeeding problems in the early days after having a baby. As a Breastfeeding Counselor you can learn how to support them and overcome those difficulties, helping them to enjoy their baby and the special relationship that breastfeeding offers.

Breastfeeding Counselor course now available!

Breastfeeding Counselors have the opportunity to make a real difference to the families they work with. You will be able to help mothers overcome breastfeeding difficulties, building a close relationship with the women you are working with, and knowing that in your support, you can help a mother and baby to gain the benefits of breastfeeding. Studying with Childbirth International means you will have the flexibility and convenience of being able to study from the comfort of your own home. You can study a Childbirth International course in any country. Our students are currently found in 95 countries across the world!

If you want to help women, believe that breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for babies, and want more than a 2-3 day introduction that a workshop provides, this is the Breastfeeding Counselor training and certification program for you!

Take a look at the topics covered and the frequently asked questions for more information on costs, length of training, certification requirements and required reading. Use the menu on the left to find out more about the breastfeeding counselor program.

If you would prefer to read the information offline, you can download an information pack on this course read it at your leisure.

Childbirth International fully endorses the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. We will not accept any financial or other form of incentive or reward from any organization that we consider to be in violation of this code.

"I really enjoyed the course materials...I felt like my knowledge base grew significantly with each module. My trainer was prompt in giving feedback, and the feedback was always thoughtful and thought-provoking. I appreciated her positive and encouraging nature. Thank you so much for all the care and work you put into making Childbirth International such a nurturing and effective organization. This course has been awesome and I feel like I've grown a lot in the last year and a half." - Meredith, ON Canada

Requirements for certification

Certification: Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC)

Cost: US$810 (payment plan available)

Workshop required: None

How long does it take: 10-14 months

Time limit: None

Refunds: 2 day full refund less admin fee of $50


Breastfeeding support required: Provide 30 hours of breastfeeding support

Exam: Multiple choice open book exam

Assignment: One written paper, and breastfeeding case studies

Other requirements: Read 5 books and survey on breastfeeding support available locally

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