This page will provide avenues for which one can become a Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Peer Counselor via different organizations, some of which are international, others are limited to America. This list is by no means exhaustive and is continually being updated. More details for each of the organizations will follow with time as well as more information European and other international/regional BPC Support Programs abroad. If you have more organizations to add or specific additional info regarding these organizations, please let me know.
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling (BPC) Program in America – Overview
- Wondering what the responsibilities of a WIC BPC are? Check out the official job description of a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.
- The Leaky Boob has published a few fantastic pieces on the WIC BPC program. Despite the fact that benefits of breastfeeding are established and well-known and that evidence shows BPC are effective at raising breastfeeding rates in communities, WIC’s funding is continually threatened and some years, even cut. This is disastrous for women, children and infants all over America. Read here for more.
Wondering about the daily realities of a WIC BPC? Star Rodriguiz, IBCLC and WIC BPC chronicles here experience in the piece, “The High Life of WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.” If you’re interested in following Star further, you can check out her Facebook page, “Lactastic Services.”
Are you outside of the States and interested in learning more about breastfeeding peer support organizations? This is a list of approved Mother Support Counselor Organizations put out by the IBLCE. It’s by no means exhaustive, but it’s a beginning place to start.