NMC members are volunteers who go through extensive training to become skilled counselors. Each member has breastfed her baby for at least six months, receives 21 hours of breastfeeding education, 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, and takes a comprehensive exam to fulfill the requirements of becoming a fully trained counselor.
New members serve a provisional period for up 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.
If you have any questions, please contact our membership coordinator via email at email@example.com.
Types of Membership
1) Full Member: If you have breastfed your baby for at least six months and complete the NMC training within one year, you will become a Full Member and counselor. Full Members receive the NMC newsletter (with news about our chapters as well as timely breastfeeding-related articles), access to our Yahoo group, and free continuing education.
2) 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.
CLASS FULL as of 07/27/16
We have had a fantastic response this year and are both happy and sad to say we cannot accept more membership applications at this time. If you have already submitted an application and are in the process of registering, you will still be able to do so. Our registration deadline is August 1.
There is a mandatory orientation on Saturday, August 20 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Training sessions will be on 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
September 14, 21, 28
Location: Sequoia Health & Wellness Center, 749 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
Steps to sign up:
Questions? Email our membership coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following requirements must be met for full (volunteer counseling) membership:
The following requirements must be met in order to maintain your membership status: