Lactivist is really proud to have Juno’s diary from when she was training to be a breastfeeding peer counsellor. Juno is a busy mum with 5 children and years of breastfeeding experience. Her diary is not just a record of the subjects covered in the course but a personal account of how the subjects made her feel and what she learnt from being a part of the group.
week 1 – Juno becomes part of part of this team – a network of volunteers supported by the Primary Care Trust.
week 2 - Communication and building up a trusting relationship.
week 3 – All about the benefits of breastfeeding.
week 4 – Anatomy of the Breast and Hormones of Lactation
week 5 – The Composition of Human Milk
week 6 – Barriers to Breastfeeding
week 7 – Basic Breastfeeding Management
week 8 – Getting Ready for Baby and Ideas to Make Breastfeeding Work in Day-to-Day Living
week 9 – Understanding Baby Needs from Infancy to Toddlerhood
week 10 – Breastfeeding in Different Situations
week 11 – Examining Our Attitudes Towards Other People
If you are interested in training to be a Breastfeeding Supporter yourself, then it is worth asking your local midwife or health visitor if there are any courses in your area. Some areas have local schemes eg Real Baby Milk in the southwest of England, not affiliated to BfN LLL ABM NCT
Here are some main contact details
La Leche League on 0845 4561844.
Please feel free to add any contact details for breastfeeding peer support training programmes by commenting below.