Breastfeeding Support Training: Advanced

This course follows a syllabus very similar to that of our in-depth breastfeeding counsellor course.

£725 (includes 2 years’ ABM membership)

 If you’re interested in advancing your knowledge in breastfeeding support but you don’t wish to train as an ABM breastfeeding counsellor (or you don’t fulfil the criteria) you may be interested in completing this course. It is suitable for those who may not have breastfed at all. You would start with our online Foundation module (as above) then proceed to our email-correspondence course for a further eight modules. This course is particularly suitable as foundation training in lactation issues for busy health professionals involved in leading breastfeeding support services.

Our training team are experienced international board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs), healthcare professionals and breastfeeding counsellors. The course is regularly updated according to the latest evidence. Although the course is distance-learning based, the training team are on hand to discuss the modules and offer feedback throughout. The course consists of short and long questions as well as practical tasks.

The cost of the course includes two years of ABM membership and is completed through home study. It takes approximately two years to complete. You aren’t going to join the ABM helpline so this training course is not subsidised and requires a greater financial commitment. You’ll have the support of a tutor who will give you help and guidance throughout your training.

Although this course does follow the content of the breastfeeding counsellor course, it does not lead to the title of ‘ABM breastfeeding counsellor’ as that can only be used by someone who has breastfed and offers exclusively voluntary support to parents.


Group and/or Organisation-paid Trainees
An administration fee will apply for any traineeships on our Mother Supporter, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Foundation and Advanced courses not paid for by the individual trainee. The admin fees are as follows:
Individual Trainees = £5 per person
Groups up to 10 = £50 flat rate
Groups up to 20 = £100 flat rate
Groups of more than 20 = £150 flat rate
This fee applies in any instance an organisation, NHS Trust or similar institution pays the training fee for an individual or group on one of our courses, and will be applied as standard. Any bookings of this type require a signed training agreement before enrollment.