39 breastfeeding courses and breastfeeding classes online

Since the pandemic, there have been more and more breastfeeding courses and classes popping up online. This is partly because of various lockdown restrictions, as well as people looking to change their business to accommodate more people online.

As with all things, some of these breastfeeding courses and classes are comprehensive and user friendly, but there can be huge variations from course to course. We’d like to take a look at what’s out there.

Breastfeeding courses online

The internet? Surely breastfeeding classes and courses would be better in person?

Having taught both online and offline, I can assure you that there’s no difference in teaching quality. In many ways, online works better.

  • You can take breastfeeding classes at a time to suit you.
  • You can revisit breastfeeding courses as often as you want.
  • You can stay at home and do it in your PJs!
  • You still get to ask your questions.

Providing quality breastfeeding education is something we’re incredibly passionate about. Still, we’re not the only people who provide breastfeeding info – and many do it very differently from ourselves – it’s really about finding the courses or classes that suit your situation best.

Differences between breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding courses?

In truth, not much.

Most people will generally provide the same information using different formats. Still, hopefully, at the end of it, you’ll have been taught everything you need to know.

Do note that a class being live doesn’t necessarily make it any better – in fact, there’s more chance of missing something when you nip to the loo!

The breakdown

We’ve created an overview of each breastfeeding course/class, letting you know what to expect. For instance, some courses are more oriented towards health professionals, while others are clearly aimed at mums.

If it’s a course, you can usually take it any time of the day, while classes tend to run at a set time of the day/week/month (but not always!).

It’s also important to check the credentials of the person(s) who have produced the courses – e.g do they have a recognised lactation qualification, which is accredited? It’s important that all information provided is up to date and research-based, and not just an opinion!

Caveat Emptor (buyer beware!)

Many businesses use their free course as a way of drawing you in, giving you only part of what you need to know, in the hope you will upgrade to their full package. If you’re happy with that, that’s fine, as long as you understand that’s how they operate.

Other organisations provide their breastfeeding course for free, in the hope that you will sign up for one of their other classes, which seems to us a fairer way of doing business.

Finally, others only have paid for classes, but you might get a more personal experience, as it’s very likely that there will be less people attending each session. Also, it’s nice to be able to support smaller businesses.

Ultimately, it’s all down to you. Try one… or several, and why not let us know what you think – we’d love to have your feedback (comments at the bottom of the page).

Breastfeeding Classes for Parents… and Professionals

To keep things tight, we’ve split these breastfeeding courses up into those for breastfeeding mothers, and the 2nd section for professionals (health visitors, midwives, peer supporters, etc.) who want to support breastfeeding mothers.

Breastfeeding Courses / Classes for Parents

Breastfeeding course

 Dorset Healthcare NHS

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Interactive Video/Text
Registration Required: No
Course Length: < 1 Hr
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Dorset Healthcare NHS

Summary

There’s much to commend this breastfeeding course from Dorset NHS. It’s (mildly) interactive, so you’re always paying attention. Surprisingly, neither the NHS or Public Health England have put out a national course. It’s testimony to Dorset NHS, who have done this, and also share it widely. One thing worth mentioning, even though this is a course and not live, there are options for you to ask questions via email.

For as much as we love it, it has a couple of minor niggles.

The course has a couple of videos within that don’t seem to work anymore, and there’s part of the course that gets you stuck in a loop and you can’t move onto the next section. Whether we’re missing anything by skipping ahead, we’ll never know!

Despite these minor glitches, they’ve done a great job providing the information needed to mums in a timely, attention-keeping, positive fashion.

Breastfeeding class

Blossom

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format: Live online
Registration Required: No
Course Length: 90 mins
Access time: Fixed times
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes, varied

Website: Blossom

Summary

A big congratulations to Blossom for their online breastfeeding class. They have several other paid classes, but their antenatal breastfeeding class is fully comprehensive, lasts 90 minutes, and is entirely free. In their words, “We offer this session for FREE as our vision is that all women are able to access free antenatal breastfeeding education.”

Due to the popularity of this course, and the fact that it’s used by English speaking people around the world, it does get booked up rather quickly, so give yourself plenty of time if you’re planning on signing up.

Highly recommended.

Breastfeeding Classes

My Baby Academy

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format: Live online
Registration Required: No
Course Length: 90 mins
Access time: Fixed times
Paid / Free: Free/£59
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes, varied

Website: My Baby Academy

‘Summary

This is another live breastfeeding class, running at fixed times of the month. We love the site’s design and the fact that it’s IBCLC run, but (there’s always a but!) the free 90 minute ‘prepare to breastfeed’ workshop only gives you a fraction of what you need to know. To learn the other 3/4 of the information, you’ll need to sign up for their ‘Ultimate Breastfeeding Class,’ which is £59. It’s worth mentioning that on many forums that mention ‘The Baby Academy’, most mums who have paid and attended have been very happy about their investment.

The Baby Academy makes their classes very accessible, with the option to ask questions along the way. Still, we believe a 90 minutes class should teach you everything you need to know… not just a fraction. Added to that, the paid class is a whopping 3.5 hours. Makes you want to go have a lie down afterwards!

La Leche League

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format: Live Classes
Registration Required: Email in your interest
Course Length: 2 x 2hr or 1 x 4hr Session
Access time: Fixed times
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Trained Breastfeeding Counsellors
Other Courses Available: No

Website: La Leche League

Summary

Most people have heard of La Leche League. They are world-renowned leaders in their support of women in their breastfeeding journey. This course (from LLL-UK) is another, comprehensive and free course. Do note, that while LLL leaders may not be IBCLC’s, they are highly trained breastfeeding counsellors, all of whom have breastfed their own babies, as well as working as volunteers within the organisation. We love the work that LLL do, and I’m sure their breastfeeding classes will be top notch!

The course is described as “practical and interactive”, and is designed to “help you learn about first days and weeks of breastfeeding your baby and how to continue with confidence.” Registration is only via email, and you’ll be given available dates in your area. Well worth looking into.

Milkology

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Other
Format: Free – Email, Paid – Videos
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 5 Days
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free – $32.40
IBCLC Created: Certified Lactation Educator (C.L.E.)
Other Courses Available: Yes, varied

Website: Milkology

Summary

“A free breastfeeding class delivered right to your inbox!” The 5 emails you’ll receive by signing up are wonderfully written and empowering. Of course, as a free 5 day course, you’re not going to get everything you need to know, but there’s plenty of bite sized information, printables and help sheets to carry you along.

There is also The Ultimate Breastfeeding Class which is $32.40, a step by step program in 13 videos to watch at your own leisure and takes around 90 minutes to watch them all. 

Breastfeeding Housecalls

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format: Text and Video
Registration Required: No
Course Length: unknown
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Breastfeeding Housecalls

 Summary

Provided by a private practice IBCLC out of San Antonio, this free prenatal breastfeeding and pumping class provides the basics, but the website is confusing. Furthermore, when we clicked one of the links to watch a hand expression video, it took us to a random site – we suspect the link to be hijacked. Another video was unavailable when clicked. 

It’s fantastic when IBCLCs give of themselves to provide to the community, but unfortunately, difficult to rate it particularly highly – simply due to the niggles and technical problems encountered.

New Mom Collective

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: Unknown
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Paid – $40
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: New Mom Collective

Summary

Cindy and Jana are well known IBCLCs, and the creators of this course. Once you enroll you gain the course for life – with 14 videos available to watch. There will be lots of good advice to help you in your journey of breastfeeding in this course so could well be worth a look.

Stanford Medicine

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Other
Format: Text and Video
Registration Required: No
Course Length: Unknown
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: No – Doctor
Other Courses Available: Yes, varied

Website: Stanford Medicine

Summary

What’s this? Two breastfeeding courses from Stanford? Well, almost. This isn’t exactly a course, but a series of helpful videos/text that will give much of what you need to know – just not in a structured way. Again, we commend the University for promoting and endorsing breastfeeding and playing their part in helping women.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Webinar
Format: Online
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 1.5hrs
Access time: Weekend (daytime) & some weeknights
Paid / Free: Paid – $90-125
IBCLC Created: No
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Australian Breastfeeding Association

Summary

With this webinar you will join other mothers and learn the basics of breastfeeding. They do also offer face-to-face classes for those living in Australia, and of course, with it being live, you’ll be able to ask questions and have a good level of engagement.

Lactation Link

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course/Class
Format:  Videos/Free course – 6 daily emails
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 45 – 70 mins
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free – $97
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Breastfeeding and Pumping

Website: Lactation Link

Summary

Lactation link offer a free 6 day email course, which sits alongside their other 3 classes, which cost $97 each or $197 for all 3. Their breastfeeding training offers advice on latching, avoiding common myths and how to overcome common issues such as nipple pain. As an email course, it won’t be the most comprehensive, but it’s an easy way to get some basic info.

Milky Mama

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Unknown
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: Unknown
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Paid – $27
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Milky Mama

Summary

Enrolling in this course gives you lifetime access to all the course content which has been created by Krystal, an IBCLC.
Although it explains what is covered in the course, there is no information on how long it will take or what format.

The Breastfeeding Doctor

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format: One-to-one or group
Registration Required: Unknown
Course Length: Unknown
Access time: Unknown
Paid / Free: Unknown
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: No

Website: The Breastfeeding Doctor

Summary

Dr Sharon Silberstein is The Breastfeeding Doctor and is a certified IBCLC. The classes are available either as a one-to-one or in a group. It would seem there are 2 locations (to the London area) for local classes and the option to do have a virtual consultation, all with differing prices.

Milk and Love

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Other
Format:  6 Videos
Registration Required: No
Course Length: Up to 18 mins per video
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Milk and Love

Summary

The Milk and Love website is mainly a shop to buy clothes and toys for mum and baby and is based in Australia. Finding the breastfeeding video series from the homepage is quite difficult and the videos will give you a simple overview of breastfeeding but if you are looking for a more in depth course then it’s probably best to look else where.

First Latch

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Other
Format:  Videos and PDFs
Registration Required: No
Course Length: 2 Hours
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes – for professionals

Website: First Latch

Summary

Ran by Vergie Hughes, IBCLC, this is a set of three videos covering the basics of what you’ll need to know. It’s not the prettiest website, but you can be sure that the information provided is research based, and grounded in practical help. Worth a look.

Medela University

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format:  Videos
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 90 Mins
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Paid
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Medela University

Summary

Medela are known worldwide for their breast pumps. This course is made up of 10 short breastfeeding classes to help new and expectant parents in their breastfeeding journey.

It’s worth noting that the course is also available in Spanish and there’s an option to get the course for free if you register your Medela pump on their website.

Minnesota Momma

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Mini Course
Format:  6 Daily Emails
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: No
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Minnesota Momma

 Summary

This is labelled as a “Free Breastfeeding Basics Mini Course sent right to your email”. While it covers the basics of breastfeeding, along with some tips and resources, there will be better options available for those wanting comprehensive understanding of both the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as the hurdles you might face… as well as how to overcome them.

Breastfeeding Confidential

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 2hrs
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free/$47
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Breastfeeding Confidential

Summary

Andrea Tran is an IBCLC and creator of the ‘Free Breastfeeding Myths Course’. While this is not a comprehensive course (3 Day Mini Course of 3 videos), it will help women with what is a huge hurdle in their breastfeeding journey – overcoming the many myths that surround us within our society.

There is also a Breastfeeding Preparation Course available for $47.

As an IBCLC, these breastfeeding courses will provide accurate information, whether it is the free course or the paid preparation course.

Torbay and South Devon NHS

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format:
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: Monthly
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Unknown
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Torbay and South Devon NHS

Summary

This monthly class is run by midwives and is free. It is promoted as a breastfeeding master class, and the info you will receive will be very helpful. The session looks like it lasts around an hour, and is in person so you get to meet other soon to be mums.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Articles and videos
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: N/A
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Free
IBCLC Created: Unknown
Other Courses Available: Yes – for professionals

Website: ABM

Summary

The course titled ‘Team Baby: getting ready to breastfeed‘ from the ABM is free to join and to use whenever you want. It is aimed at both the mum and partner, so you are learning together.

There are 5 sections and in each you will find the lesson content, study time and a partner challenge. ABM is well established in the field of breastfeeding education and support, and their material can be used with confidence.

The paid courses are aimed at mothers and professionals who wish to train to become mother-to-mother supporters and counsellors, and range from £45 all the way up to £725.

The Breastfeeding Mama

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format: Modules
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 5 Modules
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: $39
IBCLC Created: No
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: The Breastfeeding Mama

Summary

Kate is an IBCLC in training, and has created The Breastfeeding Mama website, and this online breastfeeding class. She encourages you to learn alongside your partner, and you gain a few extras when you buy the course. It’s a beautifully designed website, but there’s a lot of information, which may be overwhelming for some.

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The Baby Manual

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos – Online or DVD
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 4hrs
Access time: Anytime (Online version for 6 months) 
Paid / Free: Paid – $59.99
IBCLC Created: Have IBCLC on staff
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: The Baby Manual

Summary

With this course you can either do it online or receive it via DVD (it does come from the USA so postage may apply). It is a series of 14 videos to watch that has won the Mom’s Choice Awards. If you choose to do it online you get 6 months of access. You can pay slightly more to get the online and DVD versions. It’s nicely filmed, and an interesting way of doing the course.

New Little Life

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: Anytime 
Paid / Free: Paid – $29.99
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: No

Website: New Little Life

Summary

The New Little Life course is run by Allison Tolman who is an IBCLC so  the content provided is research based and full of useful information.
A nice touch is that once you have paid, you’ll have full access to the course for as long as you like. You can also do the course with your partner so they can learn ways to help.

Fearless Birthing

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Other
Format: Unknown
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: Unknown
Access time: Subscription based
Paid / Free: Monthly fee – £19 or £39
IBCLC Created: No
Other Courses Available: No

Website: Fearless Birthing

Summary

Mama Ship is a subscription-based community where you can join other mums and get support from each other, and covering a number of topics. There are interviews and articles from experts to look at and read, and there is a monthly community call. The community side of it sounds nice, but the monthly fee may put some people off when there are other alternatives out there.

Milk Sprout

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos and articles
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: Anytime 
Paid / Free: Paid – $55.20
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Milk Sprout

Summary

Here’s another IBCLC created course. The website is a little tricky to navigate, and finding the course isn’t straight forward, but once you get there and are signed up, you get lifetime access and a monthly live question and answer session, which is a great addition and worthy of mention.

Mammalia

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos and articles
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: Anytime 
Paid / Free: Paid – £29
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Mammalia

Summary

Maybe it was us, but we found this site to be a little confusing. There is a course that is labelled free, but when you land on the page, it appears to be £29. There is also a more comprehensive course for £80, and a section with training for professionals. It is IBCLC led, which is great, but the confusion on the “free course” is a bit off-putting.

The Swiss Method

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: 7 Sessions
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 2 hours
Access time: Unknown
Paid / Free:Unknown
IBCLC Created: No
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: The Swiss Method

Summary

This course is delivered over 7 sessions with one of the sessions delivered by a qualified breastfeeding counselor. There is a maximum number of 6 women allowed in a group so it will feel quite intimate and it is for ladies only. If you do want your partner there then there are private sessions available.

However, despite the course being apparently available, we couldn’t find where to sign up.

 

Doula Mama Baba

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Class
Format: Group Preparation
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: 
Paid / Free: Paid – £35
IBCLC Created: No
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Doula Mama Baba

Summary

This class is led by Caroline, an experienced doula, and works out of Cambridge, UK. The information on the web page gives you the information you need but we couldn’t find out how or where to sign up! 

Tinyhood

For Professionals or Parents: Parents
Class/Course/Other: Courses and Classes
Format: Videos and articles
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: Various
Access time: Anytime for up to 2yrs
Paid / Free: Both
IBCLC Created: Yes
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Tinyhood

Summary

There is a large selection of classes and courses here all taught by professionally certified experts. During the Covid pandemic most of the breastfeeding classes have been made free. Their Baby 101 course has a collection of 9 classes valued at $160 but currently priced at $49.

Breastfeeding Courses / Classes for Professionals

Breastfeeding Courses

Class Central

For Professionals or Parents: Both
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos and Quizzes 
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 5 Hrs
Access time: Fixed times
Paid / Free: Free – £21
IBCLC Created: No – Doctor
Other Courses Available: Yes, varied

Website: Class Central

Summary

It’s great to see a high ranking University put out a breastfeeding course, and this course aims to support both mothers, and those who support them. The course is free, but there’s an additional cost if you want a certificate at the end (more for health professionals.) It has only got 2 reviews (4.5 stars), but has been bookmarked by several hundred people, showing it’s popularity. It’s a hybrid course, in that there is a set signup date. However, prior to that date, you can access the videos and quizzes – you just miss out on any discussion groups.

Coming from an M.D. background, there’s a focus on the advantages of breastfeeding, as well as explaining the health and cost benefits to both mother and baby.

Coursera

For Professionals or Parents: Both
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Videos, Reading and Quizzes
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 5hrs
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Both
IBCLC Created: No – Doctor
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Coursera

Summary

This is the 3rd course from Stanford University. This time on the Coursera platform. It’s had over 25K people already enrol and you can do so for free. This short course which allows you to learn when you want and has flexible deadlines. It is a beginner level course so it will be pretty basic, so if your looking for something more in depth then you will want to look somewhere else.
The course is free but there’s an optional certificate at the end which will cost $29.

NCT

For Professionals or Parents: Both
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Live or Online sessions
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 17hrs
Access time: Fixed Times
Paid / Free: Paid – different membership options
IBCLC Created:
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: NCT

Summary

NCT are the UKs leading charity for parents. With the NCT you have to become a member (a 12 month membership is £48) which gives you certain rewards and benefits. The Antenatal course offered here is £175 and you get a number of sessions (depending on the time you pick and one session looks at breastfeeding). There are other courses available to look at also. With free or cheaper courses out there which are focussed purely on breastfeeding, and many with more detail and depth, this may be something for you to weigh up.

The Breastfeeding Network

For Professionals or Parents: Professionals
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: 12 x 2hr sessions
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 24hrs
Access time: Fixed Times
Paid / Free: Usually Free
IBCLC Created:
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: The Breastfeeding Network

Summary

The Breastfeeding Network is a charity that aims to help mums and families make informed decisions about breastfeeding. They offer 2 courses, but you must complete the first course initially which is a training course to become a BfN Registered Helper. This is nationally recognised and is worth 2 units at level 2 (equivalent level to GCSEs).

The course is open to women who have had personal experience of breastfeeding, so not one for new mothers who want to learn about breastfeeding, but if you want to help new mums, then this could be the course for you.

Future Learn

For Professionals or Parents: Medical Students
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format:
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 3hrs
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Both
IBCLC Created: No
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Future Learn

Summary

A very specific course here for those who are medical students so there will be a lot of scientific information in this course. The course is free but you only get access to it for 3 weeks and you can upgrade for £32 which gives you unlimited access and a certificate.

Unicef

For Professionals or Parents: Professionals
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format:
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: 
Paid / Free: Paid – £420
IBCLC Created: Unknown
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Unicef

Summary

This Unicef course is aimed at health professionals, such as midwives, health visitors and dieticians. If you fall in one of these categories then this course will definitely be one to check out.

MNT training

For Professionals or Parents: Professionals
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Home study
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Paid – £235
IBCLC Created: Unknown
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: MNT Training

Summary

This course is aimed at people who work with breastfeeding feeding mothers and is accredited by the Open College Network. So if you are looking to work in that field, or already do, that would work well for you. However, this isn’t really a course for women wanting to learn about breastfeeding.

RCGP Learning

For Professionals or Parents: Professionals
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Unknown
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 30 mins
Access time: Anytime
Paid / Free: Unknown
IBCLC Created: Unknown
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: RCGP Learning

Summary

The course here is very much aimed at GPs and is aimed at helping to educate them about breastfeeding in their practice so that they can advise mothers and help resolve any issues they may have. We’re really pleased to see such a course available.

Real Baby Milk

For Professionals or Parents: Peer Supporters
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format: Unknown
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 20hrs
Access time: Unknown
Paid / Free: Unknown
IBCLC Created: Unknown
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Real Baby Milk

Summary

The training course here helps you to work towards becoming an accredited peer supporter. There are 3 levels, but you need to complete the first one and have experience, before moving on to the next.

It is a little hard to find out how to register for the course, other than emailing them. There is no link on the page, and even though there is a login page, you can’t register an account.

ENN

For Professionals or Parents: Professionals
Class/Course/Other: Course
Format:
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 5 days
Access time: 
Paid / Free:
IBCLC Created:
Other Courses Available: 

Website: ENN

Summary

This course is designed to equip health workers with the skills to support mothers and their children to breastfeed optimally. It includes guides to teach the course. It would seem they provide the training materials needed, but don’t teach the course directly.

Mum & Baby Academy

For Professionals or Parents: Professionals
Class/Course/Other: Module
Format: Unknown
Registration Required: Yes
Course Length: 30-60mins
Access time: Unknown
Paid / Free: Unknown
IBCLC Created:Unknown
Other Courses Available: Yes

Website: Mum & Baby Academy

Summary

The aim of this module for the Mum & Baby Academy is to help health professionals prepare women for their fourth trimester. You have to register with the Academy to get access to it and if you aren’t a health professional then this won’t be for you.

How did we do?

Did we miss a course/class out that you have been on and loved? Do you run a breastfeeding course/class and want us to add it to our list? Drop your comment below. We’d love to hear from you.