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Fostering a successful breastfeeding journey

Antenatal Educator Training to Sure Start
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Empower yourself to support new parents and babies

Go from ground zero to being an internationally qualified breastfeeding counsellor with this training in just 8 weeks. Our Breastfeeding Counsellor training only uses current evidence-based information and is designed and written by our own IBCLC Shelley Wilson

With multiple modules covering all you need to equip you with the skills, expertise and techniques to support parents with a scientifically led holistic approach, this Breastfeeding Counsellor training will spearhead the most rewarding career. If you want to go further,  our Lactation Consultant training allows you to bolt on extra modules to be ready to start supporting Parents 121 with any challenges or take the IBCLC exam* and become a Lactation Consultant if you wish. 

No prior experience is needed!

Timeline:

8 Weeks – Flexible

Qualification:

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As a trusted training provider for the NHS Antenatal Training International has quickly become established as The Gold Standard in breastfeeding education. This course will be a great fit for you if you’d like to support new and expectant families with their breastfeeding / chestfeeding needs and have no or little previous experience or former knowledge. Or, if you’re already an Antenatal Educator and want to add breastfeeding support to your services.

Flexibility is key – you can study online, at your own pace; either fitting study in around your life commitments without any time constraints or take a structured, focused approach and qualify within 8 weeks!  

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From addressing breast and nipple pain/trauma to managing engorgement, blocked ducts, mastitis, and infections, we delve into both conventional NICE-approved treatments and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches. You’ll also gain insights into surgical considerations related to breastfeeding issues.

This module will guide you through the elements of feeding positions to to be able to educate your parents on:

  • Twins
  • Caesarean sections
  • Latching techniques and issues
  • Biological

This module will guide you through the considerations regarding medications, to be able to educate your parents.

This module will guide you through the elements of expressing and mixed feeding to be able to educate your parents.

This module will guide you through the elements of the psychology to be able to educate your parents.

This module will guide you through the principles of milk composition to be able to educate your parents.

Our NICU module is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills necessary for supporting infants in a neonatal intensive care unit. You will learn how to care for premature babies, including the delicate process of tube feeding and re-introducing breastfeeding when the time is right. We emphasise the importance of skin-to-skin contact, also known as Kangaroo care, for the well-being of both baby and parents. Additionally, we address the crucial aspect of mental health, ensuring that you can offer emotional support to families during their NICU journey

Our module on laws, ethics, and codes is an essential component of our comprehensive program, offering a deep dive into the legal and ethical aspects of your role as a breastfeeding counsellor. You’ll gain a profound understanding of the regulations and laws governing healthcare practices, ensuring that you provide care within a legal framework. We explore the ethical considerations and dilemmas that may arise in your profession, equipping you with the tools to make informed and ethical decisions. Additionally, we delve into the codes of conduct and professional standards that govern breastfeeding counselling, empowering you to maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity in your practice. This module is designed to foster ethical awareness and legal competence, ensuring that you can provide the best possible care to mothers and babies while upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Taking a look into barriers various communities face and how educators can help Parents to overcome them. Looking at LGBTQ, Ethic Othered, those living with disabilities in particular. 

Safeguarding helps protect yourself and those you are working with. This includes both the parents and the babies. Learn the signs of harm, abuse, neglect and how to support and signpost. A template for a safeguarding policy is included.

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This course will give you a qualification in breastfeeding support and education. Its ideal if you want to run antenatal breastfeeding classes or postnatal support groups, but not offer private 1-2-1 or complex issue support.

The breastfeeding counsellor qualification is the right choice for you if you want to give hands on, 1-2-1 support to your clients. You will be equipped to give specific  breastfeeding assistance and deal with common issues.

A lactation consultant is a professional breastfeeding expert that is fully qualified to support parents on their breastfeeding journey. Equipped with training to deal with complex cases including NICU, feeding tubes and cleft palettes.

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Learn Your
Way

Work your way through the online modules and tutorials at your own pace, in your own time. Broken down into small bit sized chunks its easy to achieve this around your life and helps you work your way through the course in a time-sensitive manner.

Video, animations, workbooks, puzzles, audio casts, and blogs cater for every learning style. No “death by power-point” here!

Our “Earn as you Learn” process means you could be teaching in as little as 8 weeks!

Apply Your Knowledge

Live weekly tutorials with the module leaders will help you apply your new knowledge to working life situations.

Using scenarios, case studies and ethical discussions you will take your learning to the next level. 

Also covered are topics like  setting up your practice, discussing lesson plans and opportunities to practice online teaching are also included.

Missed one? Can’t attend live? Watch on replay!

Practice Your Skills

Our Workshops are designed to help you practice your teaching and communication skills and build your confidence.  A  photographer and videographer will also be present to support you in building your brand presence! 

These are not compulsory and you do not need to attend to pass your qualification.

Details are sent out towards the end of your training. Location/dates vary but is usually Spring or Autumn within the Midlands

Elevate Your Career

Lifetime access to the course,  all the updates AND the live tutorials allow you to refresh and keep updated whenever you wish. 

Sitting alongside this is FREE, ongoing CPD keeping you on top of the latest developments both in your industry and in the world of social media and marketing.

And for our Advanced Diploma Students, additional FREE mindset, CEO sessions provide strategy, gentle accountability and support to ensure your success – For life!

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This Diploma encompasses all five of our mainstream diplomas PLUS qualifies you as a Breastfeeding Counsellor, and a Perinatal Mental Health Supporter. (If you are a Midwife, Nurse or medically qualified HCP, we will upgrade you to the lactation consultant training)

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