Breastfeeding and relationship building courses

For children's centres

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The Breastfeeding and Relationship Building course for children’s centre staff concentrates on the basics of breastfeeding and the importance of supporting strong, loving bonds between babies and their parents.

Implementing Baby Friendly standards within children’s centres and adopting a child rights approach will be considered in depth.

Quotes from participants

“Very good course – could do with this for every staff member.”

“The facilitators pitched this just right, treated us like adults and co professionals.”

“I loved the discussion around hormones and the importance of the role they play for baby and mum.”

Accessing the course

Face-to-face training is currently unavailable due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic. Courses will instead be run virtually – please see our courses page for important information on virtual training, including technological requirements, course availability and booking.

The Breastfeeding and Relationship Building Course will be run virtually and consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: E-learning & observing a breastfeed and
  • Part 2: Two virtually taught days

As each part of the programme builds on previous content, it is very important for your overall learning experience that you complete all of the elements.

In-house courses

Virtual in-house training can be provided for up to 12 staff members. For more information, please email the Baby Friendly office at

Open courses

This course is currently not available to book as an individual.

Please note that our services are usually booked up several months in advance and your first preferred date may not always be available.


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