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Level 3 OCN Breastfeeding Course

Would you like to provide better breastfeeding support or are you an expectant mother?

If you are someone who works with breastfeeding mothers, then completion of our fully accredited course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to support them more effectively to breastfeed their babies. This course is very popular with nannies, maternity nurses and doula's as well expectant parents who would like some expert advice on breastfeeding before their baby (or babies) arrive(s). The course is only available as an online option.

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Accreditation and Assessments:

This course is accredited by the Open College Network (OCN OTC) at level 3 and carries 6 credits.

To successfully achieve this award learners must complete the assessments associated with the course.

Home Based Study- via online learning

Learners complete the course online by logging onto our learning portal-MNT Learning. Learners have 8 weeks to complete and submit the assessments to us.

This option is particularly popular for non UK based learners and those who prefer the flexibility of learning from home at their own pace. Learners will have access to support from the course tutor and can email or phone in with queries while studying.

Learners who are nervous about assessments should be reassured that we are very supportive of our learners and in particular when completing assessments. Learners can call or email for help and support with any queries and we are very used to helping learners for whom English is not their first language.

Positioning and attachment

Observing and assessing a breastfeed

Educating and supporting women

Milk supply

Refusal to feed



Sore and cracked nipples

Breastfeeding thrush

Expressing and storage times

Alternative ways to feed a baby breastmilk

Medication and breastfeeding

Getting support

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Learners studying online must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Ability to hear audio/video via your computer- this course contains video clips.

  4. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

The course fee is £185. Enrol via the website at anytime


'The trainer has an enormous wealth of knowledge and puts this across in an enthusiastic manner' Jasmine - Paediatric Nurse and Maternity Nurse (Breastfeeding Course)

'I returned to study with MNT again because of their reputation, content of courses and the fact that their courses are accredited and I am so pleased I did! Everything was great. Such an extremely helpful course.' Serena - Maternity Nurse (Breastfeeding Course)

'It was nice to meet such a mixed group and to be so welcomed- it was great to share experiences' Ros - Former Midwife and Nurse (Breastfeeding Course)

'Given the wide variation of pre-course experience I was impressed at how succesfully the course tutor was able to make every aspect level appropriate- I am looking forward to the next course' Michelle -Maternity Nurse (Breastfeeding Course)

'The size of the class was just right, the tutor was fab and flexible enough to delve further into a topic if need be. I really enjoyed this and learnt so much- thankyou -you were fantastic and a really good tutor- easy to listen to and learn from!' Mari - Doula (Breastfeeding Course)

'Really lovely tutor and really informative course - fantastic, thank you MNT. Claudia - Nanny (Breastfeeding Course)

'I found it all so interesting and genuinely wish I had done it all before I had children, as I think it would have helped me to deal with any problems that may have arisen.' Annie - Nanny/Mum (Breastfeeding Course)

'Very helpful, covered everything I was desperate to ask. Philippa was a great tutor, easy to understand, a good pace of teaching and level of detail. Was great to meet like minded people too. Suzanne - Maternity Nurse (Breastfeeding Course)