Breastfeeding Peer Support in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has commissioned Families and Babies to offer breastfeeding support to women across the LCC footprint commencing on the 1st April 2018 initially for three years. We are pleased to be providing this service for Breastfeeding Promotion and Peer Support in Lancashire. FAB has provided a breastfeeding peer support service within Central Lancashire for over ten years working within Lancashire Teaching Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital and across the community. We have established a valued service with mothers; their families and partner health professionals in central Lancashire and we hope to replicate this with our expansion across the rest of the area. A member of our team contacts all breastfeeding mothers referred to us soon after they come home from hospital and together you will decide what support you want from us. Every mother’s experiences are different and some need more support than others, we can visit you at home or usually offer telephone support as a minimum to check how you and your baby are doing. Our support is in addition to the care and support you will receive from your midwife and health visitors, but we are all working together to ensure you get the right amount of support for you and your baby.

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What FAB offers

If you require breastfeeding support please call our breastfeeding helpline 01254 77 29 29 to speak to a peer supporter for help over the telephone, find your nearest breastfeeding group or arrange an a home visit. You can also email us on for general enquiries or for NHS referrals into peer support.

Breastfeeding Groups

Our Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are available to chat to at a number of groups across the district, you can pop in to any of the groups without an appointment. Meet other mums, make new friends, share your experiences, get breastfeeding support or just ask the breastfeeding question that is niggling away at you.

Carnforth –Mondays, 9:30 – 11:00 at Carnforth Childrens Centre, Kellet Road, LA5 9LS

Chorley – Mondays, 10:00 – 11:30 at Tiny Rockers Play Centre, Ordnance Road, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, PR7 7EZ

Ormskirk – Mondays, 10:30 – 12:00 at Ormskirk Library, Burscough Street, Ormskirk, L39 2EN

Lancaster – Tuesdays, 12:30 – 14:00 at Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HY

Preston – Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 at Ribbleton Neighbourhood Centre, Preston, PR2 6EE

Kirkham – Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 at Zone Fylde, Chapel Walks, Kirkham, PR4 2TA

Fleetwood – Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 at Milton Street Community Centre, Milton Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6QW

Accrington – Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:00 at The Park Child and Family Centre, Norfolk Grove, Accrington, BB5 4RY

Leyland – Thursdays, 13:00 – 14:30 at The Pantry, 61 Hough Lane, Leyland, PR25 2SA

Skelmersdale – Fridays, 10:00 – 11:30 at West Lancashire Youth Zone, Yeadon, Skelmersdale, WN8 6NL

Bamber Bridge – Fridays, 11:00 – 12:30 at Walton- le-dale Youth Centre, 131 Brindle Road, PR5 6YJ

Morecambe – Fridays, 10:30 – 12:00 at Poulton Children’s Centre, Clark Street, Morecambe, LA4 5HT

Burnley – Fridays, 13:00 – 14:30 at Tay Street Family Hubs, Tay Street, Burnley, BB11 4BU

For a printable version of our groups please click here

Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme

Look out for the Breastfeeding Welcome sticker!

We want to share the good news that its OK to breastfeed in public in Lancashire.

Please see below links for all the breastfeeding friendly places in Lancashire:

If you are a Lancashire business and would like to be included within our breastfeeding friendly places list then please sign up through our Survey Monkey link here.


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Local Office Numbers

01924 851901
01254 772929
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07833 051723
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