Stage 2 of the Baby Friendly standards for maternity, neonatal, health visiting and children’s centre services requires that staff are educated to implement the standards according to their role and the service provided.

A good training programme is essential to the successful implementation of the Baby Friendly standards and the first step towards achieving a good training programme is the development of a written curriculum. This curriculum guidance document is designed to help you write a curriculum and so plan your breastfeeding training programme effectively.

The curriculum has been updated (July 2013) to incorporate the revised Baby Friendly standards.