Breastfeeding Counsellor

Breastfeeding Counsellors are NCT Specialist Practitioners, who work with parents on a one-to-one basis.

You will facilitate breastfeeding sessions within our courses and classes as well NCT Branch Breastfeeding Drop-ins and Baby cafés.

Benefits of this role:

  • Provide person-centred counselling skills to support new families.
  • Support mums to develop confidence and self-effiacy.
  • Gain full understanding of the physiology of breastfeeding and the cultural, social and emotional context in which feeding takes place.

You will have exceptional "active" listening skills meaning that you will encourage parents to talk, feel heard and understood.

What do I need to study?

Complete the Foundation Degree - Advanced Birth and Beyond Practitioner taking the Breastfeeding Pathway.


Don’t just take our word for it…

Fran Bailey, Student Breastfeeding Counsellor, explains:

What other Breastfeeding Counsellors say:

“A friend recommended antenatal classes when I was pregnant. I met a breastfeeding counsellor on the course and had lots of support from her with breastfeeding my baby. Following that I decided to train and help more mums and babies. The training I did was fantastic and I would do it all again purely for the self-development.”
Jo, Breastfeeding Counsellor

“I was inspired by NCT as a whole and wanted to train so that I could continue to work with the charity for many years. I enjoy the person-centred approach, the networking and support for each other, the high quality information. I have learnt a lot through the NCT that has helped in my professional life - meeting skills, counselling skills, public speaking skills, relationship skills, not to mention knowledge and information, evidence based of course!”
Eve, Breastfeeding Counsellor