Do you have what it takes to be a good Certified Breastfeeding Counselor?
You may be wondering, do I have what it takes to be a breastfeeding counselor? Here at International Breastfeeding Institute, we don’t have any prerequisites to becoming a breastfeeding counselor. We do however ask you to look over this list to help you determine for yourself if you would make a good breastfeeding counselor before getting started. Here are some of the traits we often find in great breastfeeding…
Traits of great breastfeeding counselors:
- A love of and joy for babies
- A love of and joy for moms
Past work history that contributes to successful doula work:
- Social Worker
- Early Childhood Education
- Psychology Major
- Registered Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Any helping professions
- Hair Stylist
- Massage Therapist
The number one character trait of a breastfeeding counselor is loving. A breastfeeding counselors theme should be, “Offer love”.