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Join Nursing Mothers Counsel

Nursing Mothers Counsel's services are all free of charge. Our funding comes from membership dues, pump sales and rentals, product sales, and donations made by members and families we serve. 

There are several ways you can support Nursing Mothers Counsel: Become a counselor or an affiliate member, make a one-time or recurring donation, or give back to NMC by shopping with Amazon Smile or eScript.

 

Counsel

Become a peer breastfeeding counselor

Nursing Mothers Counsel counselors are volunteers who go through extensive training to become skilled counselors.

Each member has

  • breastfed their baby for at least six months

  • receives 21 hours of breastfeeding education

  • takes a comprehensive exam

  • completes extensive reading requirements

  • attends an NMC breastfeeding community class

  • shadows on hospital rounds with a lactation consultant or participates in a home visit

  • counsels moms under the supervision of an advisor

New members serve a provisional period for six to twelve months, under the guidance of an experienced member who serves as her advisor/mentor. New members are often women who received assistance from NMC counselors and want to provide support to other new moms so they, too, can have a successful and positive breastfeeding experience.

New member training is held every 1-2 years. If you are interested in joining the next training, or have questions, please complete the form below, and our membership chair will be in touch.

Name *
Name
Have you breastfed a baby for at least 6 months? *
In which county do you reside? *
If you live outside the San Francisco Bay Area, please select "Other" and let us know where you reside in the message below.
Which training location are you interested in? *
Please indicate which training location you prefer, but if can train in either, let us know in the message below.
Are you a certified professional? *

Training & events

Most NMC training and events are held at Sequoia Hospital Health and Wellness Center in Redwood City, California.

We also offer new counselor training in the Santa Cruz area on a rolling basis.

 

Become an affiliate member

 If you are a professional (nurse, dietician, doula, etc.) who would like to receive NMC’s training to further your career goals, you can complete our training and become an Affiliate Member. You will not be an NMC breastfeeding counselor, but you will still receive our newsletter and continuing education opportunities. 

If you are interested in the training, please fill out the same form above, and let us know in the message that you are a professional.


Other ways to support NMC

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Sign up using one of our group IDs

  • SF Bay Area: 130495033
  • Santa Cruz: 139295047

Amazon Smile

Shop though our Amazon Smile link and support NMC automatically with almost any purchase without any additional cost to you.

cash Donations

You are always welcome to donate by cash or check when you attend a class or group, or meet with a counselor at a home visit.