ABM – Mother Supporter Module 2020

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Anyone
Course Language: English
Price:  £ 45.00

About the Course

ABM – Mother Supporter Module 2020

You must apply and be approved to purchase this course. 

Please do not purchase this course until you have contacted the ABM and been formally accepted or you risk losing your fee

The ABM Mother Supporter course will ensure that you have a good knowledge of normal breastfeeding, 

This course is equivalent to peer support-level training offered by other breastfeeding and NHS organisations. Once qualified, you will be able to offer support and encouragement to families in everyday breastfeeding situations but you will not be solving any breastfeeding problems. You will learn when and to where you should signpost families who may need further breastfeeding support.

You must have breastfed at least one child for at least six months so you can appreciate the experiences that families go through. This does not need to be exclusive breastfeeding, or without challenges.

This course is for mothers who want to support other mothers in a voluntary capacity. This course is not suitable for those offering breastfeeding support as part of a paid role, or within another family orientated business.

Please note, if you are considering training as an ABM Breastfeeding Counsellor in the future you will need to have completed this course first.

In order to purchase and enrol on the Mother Supporter Course you will need to complete an application form and provide a reference from someone who holds a professional qualification and can vouch that you’re a genuine applicant.  You can request an application form by emailing admin@abm.me.uk.

When you’ve been accepted for training, we’ll request the training fee of £25, plus an annual membership fee of £20, totaling £45.

Course Structure

  • Welcome - Introduction and Housekeeping
  • Unit 1 - Why is breastfeeding important?
  • Unit 2 - How breastfeeding works
  • Unit 3 - Early days of breastfeeding
  • Unit 4 - Night times
  • Unit 5 - Positioning and attachment
  • Unit 6 - Breastfeeding challenges
  • Unit 7 - Drugs, medication and illness
  • Unit 8 - Starting solid foods
  • Unit 9 - Expressing breast milk
  • Unit 10 - Myth busting
  • Unit 11 - Communication skills
  • Unit 12 - Exploring Scenarios and appropriate referral
  • Unit 13 - Your role as a mother supporter
  • Unit 14 - The International Code
  • Unit 15 - Context of UK breastfeeding support
  • Breastfeeding Observation 1
  • Breastfeeding Observation 2
  • Recommended and further reading list
  • Reflecting on this training course
  • Checklist and celebration
  • Course resources

Instructors

Naomi Joffe
Naomi Joffe
I started training as a breastfeeding counsellor with the ABM after I went to a breastfeeding clinic with my third daughter and had wonderful support. If only I’d known about BFC’s when I struggled feeding my first baby! I recently took over as course coordinator for the new online Mother ...
Eleanor Campbell
Eleanor Campbell
Zoe Gilding
Zoe Gilding
I trained as a Peer Supporter back in 2004 and worked for the GBSN for a few years. I took a break when work commitments became too great but re-trained in 2010 with the ABM when my second son came along and there was no breastfeeding support. I qualified as ...
Kathryn Stagg
Kathryn Stagg
Mum of 4, ABM BFC, musician
Lindsey Middlemiss
Lindsey Middlemiss
Abi Witherden
Abi Witherden
Kate Francis
Kate Francis
Adrienne Symonds
Adrienne Symonds
Francesca Viding
Francesca Viding
Ruth-Elaine Semmens
Ruth-Elaine Semmens
Hi! I am a mum of three children including twins which is where my breastfeeding journey began 23 years ago! I am a registered nurse and Health Visitor. I have been associated with the ABM since 2014 when I began the Advanced Course Training online. Following that I trained to ...
Gemma Channon
Gemma Channon
Catherine Holmes
Catherine Holmes
I first trained as a peer supporter in 2014 with my local service, and started volunteering with them as regularly as childcare arrangements permitted, as well as giving support online. When my son started nursery and I had a little more time, I retrained with the ABM as a Mother ...
Gemma Watson
Gemma Watson
Alice Manson
AliceABM
Marion Frey-Alqurashi
Marion AlQurashi
Caroline Bolton
Caroline Bolton
I am a mum of three teenagers and have been a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the ABM for 15 years, and I am also an IBCLC. I am the Training Coordinator for the ABM, and Regional Supervisor for the Midlands, North West, North East and Scotland. I am excited to be ...
Kaya Thorpe
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Kinga Fuentes
Kinia
Erin Jackson
Erin Jackson
Ilayda Gill
ilayda1998jane
Gillian Dresner
Gillian Dresner
Sarah Cowperthwaite
sarahcowperthwaite
laine perks
laine perks
Tors Pearcy
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