Liz Holmes


ABM – Breastfeeding Support Training Foundation Module



The Foundation course is being redeveloped in Spring/Summer 2024. You may prefer to wait until the new course is launched later this year, which will be a much-improved experience with enhanced learning pathways including specific equality, diversity and inclusion modules. 

If you would like to begin your training ASAP, please email our Training Manager, Caroline Bolton: 


Thank you for your interest in applying for the ABM Breastfeeding Support Training Foundation Module.

While our Peer Supporter Course is for women who have breastfeed for at least six months and who wish to support families on a voluntary basis, this course is suitable for a broad range of people. You may be a health care professional or a professional who has contact with mothers in a work setting such as a nursery or postnatal class. You do not need to have had children to undertake this course. If you do have children you may have not have breastfed at all or only briefly.

The £175 course fee includes membership of The ABM for one year.  You will be given 16 weeks to complete the course once enrolled.  Please ensure you are able to meet this deadline before purchasing this course.

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 enrolment.

The ABM runs helplines and trains volunteers and health professionals from across the UK to support breastfeeding families. By continuing your membership beyond the first year, you can help make a difference as well as receiving our membership pack and magazines. Follow this link to find out more about membership:

We have been training breastfeeding supporters since 1979. This course has been created by a team of lactation consultants, breastfeeding counsellors and peer supporters. We hope that you will gain knowledge and confidence to help you support breastfeeding families effectively.

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£ 175.00