Peer Counselors

Our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training leads to dramatic increases in breastfeeding rates — especially in communities where breastfeeding may not be the norm.

A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a woman who had a successful breastfeeding experience and is interested in supporting other women in her community to nurse their babies.

A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor’s goals are to:

    • Offer culturally appropriate support and information
    • Identify and address barriers in the local community
    • Enhance communication and counseling skills
    • Provide strategies to manage breastfeeding challenges
    • Help women achieve their breastfeeding goals
    • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Programs are incorporated into existing community-based maternal and child health initiatives so that both staff and constituents from underserved communities learn strategies to encourage new mothers to breastfeed.

If you are interested in a peer counselor training for your agency, please contact us.