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.
The Breastfeeding Advocate Training was wonderful and it’s going to help me with parent educators on staff because they will be going into the community and helping mothers who are new to breastfeeding.
Latonia Clark, SGA Youth and Family Services
“We here at BMBFA would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a truly fabulous, informative, perception changing three days. Thank you for your willingness to share such wonderful energy and expertise on both a professional and personal level.”
“I will be eternally grateful to both of you for all the lessons learned. You have no idea!”