Training

NMC peer counselor training is generally held twice a year during the Spring and Fall.
We are now taking registrations for our Spring 2017 training! The training will be run as a weekend intensive, covering all of the usual topics in a more condensed timeframe.  The dates are:
  • Friday, March 24 – 4:30-9:30pm
  • Saturday, March 25 – 9am-6pm
  • Sunday, March 26 – 9am-6pm

Reservations:

Email your full name, email address, phone number and questions to training@nursingmotherscounsel.org.  Your space is not reserved until payment is received in full.   NMC does offer limited financial assistance.

You will receive the training location and other details for the weekend as the date gets closer. On the first day of training, you will receive a copy of the required textbook and all pertinent handouts and resources.

Registration fees for cancellations made within one week of the training start date are subject to a 75% processing fee.

Registration Fees:

Peer Counselors – $75.00




  • this registration price level is intended for people intending to volunteer with NMC as peer counselors in a mom-to-mom capacity (not for professional developement).
  • at least six months of personal breastfeeding experience
  • volunteer for at least 10 3-hour phone peer counseling shifts per year
  • attend 4 continuing education meetings per year
  • commit participation to a committee or special project each year

Volunteers – $75.00




  • no personal breastfeeding experience necessary
  • will not be participating as a peer counselor
  • attend 4 continuing education meetings per year
  • commit participation to a committee or special project each year

Professionals – $130.00




  • Individuals taking training for professional purposes only (includes, but not limited to lactation, birthing and medical professionals) and do not fulfill the minimum requirements of a NMC peer counselor or volunteer