|Level||Length||Target audience||Topics covered|
|1||Half a day||Staff not expected to have in-depth conversations with women/families (e.g. reception, kitchen, buildings, admin).||Providing a welcoming breastfeeding environment; the benefits of breastfeeding (health and emotional); the WHO code; signposting to services/groups.|
|2||1 day||Staff who have in-depth conversation with women and families (but not directly in relation to infant feeding support) (e.g. Children’s Centre staff, health care assistants).||Level 1 training + how to have a mother-centred conversation; building/the importance of close and loving mother-infant relationships); responsive feeding; safe preparation of bottle feeds; co-sleeping practices; returning to work; and introduction of solid foods.|
Health and community staff who provide infant feeding support (i.e. peer supporters, midwives, health visitors).|
For the volunteer peer supporters - the 2-day course was delivered over 6-weeks, 2-h/week.
|Level 1, 2 + positioning and attachment; hand expression; when to refer for more specialist support; signs of successful breastfeeding; how to store breast-milk; feeding cues; support to other family members.|