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.
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