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Breastfeeding counsellors

What is a breastfeeding counsellor?

Breastfeeding counsellors are trained volunteers who offer breastfeeding information and mother-to-mother support. Their area of expertise is breastfeeding support.

Our breastfeeding counsellors:

  • have breastfed at least one baby
  • hold a current 10998NAT Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling) or equivalent
  • complete ongoing training to update their breastfeeding knowledge and skills.

What does a breastfeeding counsellor do?

Breastfeeding counsellors provide:

If you are a personal member, view the Breastfeeding counsellor and breastfeeding educator position description

Difference with Lactation Consultants

Breastfeeding counsellors are:

However, if you have a medical issue they can refer you to your medical adviser.

How do I become a breastfeeding counsellor?

Contact a breastfeeding counsellor