Breastfeeding Peer Support Training

Are you a mum who has breastfed and would like to volunteer to offer other parents support with feeding their baby? We offer CPD Certified Breastfeeding Peer Support training to enable our volunteers to have the skills necessary to do this.


Training is usually around 12 hours over 6 weeks and successful completion of the course will enable you to support at one of our drop-ins around North Devon and Torridge. The training also covers perinatal mental health, the WHO Code & Baby Friendly initiative and partner support and more!  


You can attend the training with your baby if needed and we always use accessible and suitable venues to help facilitate a safe learning environment. 


On completion of the course we ask that you commit to volunteering for at least 6 months.  


Training Goals

The training is delivered by Holly Lathbury-Wilson and covers:

  • Active listening and communication skills  

  • An explanation of how breastfeeding works

  • The importance of skin to skin 

  • Positioning & attachment

  • Common breastfeeding challenges 

  • The 4th trimester and normal feeding patterns

  • Signposting to more in depth help 
  • WHO Code and BFHI initiative 

  • Pumping 

  • Moving on to solid foods
  • Ending breastfeeding 

  • Perinatal Mental Health 
  • Where to access support locally and nationally
  • Toddlers and older children 
  • Sleep 
  • Partners/dads
  • Safeguarding  


For health professionals

We can offer tailor-made courses suitable for health professionals working with parents from conception until two years. Whether you wish to study the full breastfeeding supporter qualification or wish to work with Early Nourishment to deliver update training in feeding support, mental health or any of the topics listed above please contact us and we will be happy to discuss the needs of your team.