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Breastfeeding Peer Support in Wakefield

We are excited to say that Families and Babies (FAB) have been commissioned by Wakefield Council to deliver the Breastfeeding Promotion and Community Peer Support Service, although this new service commences on the 1st August 2022, much of the work we do will remain the same, supporting new families to enjoy their breastfeeding journey’s and helping to normalise breastfeeding across the district.

FAB are also commissioned by Mid Yorks NHS Trust to support breastfeeding on the postnatal wards at Pinderfields Hospital helping to get breastfeeding off to a great start.

The FAB Wakefield team are based inside The Ridings Shopping Centre. We are on the Upper Mall, Unit 95. We are happy to be a comfy space to breastfeed whilst you are out and about and if you need one to one support you can make an appointment to see a peer supporter by ringing our 24 hour helpline on 01924 851901. See you soon 🙂


What FAB Wakefield offers

  • Antenatal Support We offer multiples ways of antenatal support here at FAB, this includes face-to-face group sessions, one-to-one sessions, online antenatal course, and more! Click the link here for more details on what we offer!
  • Support in Hospital We are present on the postnatal wards at Pinderfields between 9am and 3pm 7 days each week to offer support with positioning, hand expression and the early days of breastfeeding.
  • One to One Support FAB support breastfeeding mums in their local community by offering one-to-one support for all mums resident within Wakefield.  Once discharged from ward, or after a home birth, mums can expect contact via telephone to discuss their breastfeeding and offer a home visit if required. Mums can also expect weekly telephone contact up to six weeks and additional visits if necessary.
  • 24 Hour Helpline 01924 851 901 The helpline is available for all mums and is manned on a voluntary basis by experienced peer supporters. The line is open 7 days a week 365 days a year. We are here to help with any breastfeeding concerns big or small.
  • FAB Facebook Group We have a closed group on Facebook where new parents can chat and support each other through their breastfeeding journey. Our virtual peer supporter Annie Milk can offer support and answer questions and you will also find links to useful information. Search FAB Wakefield breastfeeding support on Facebook
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups Weekly support groups run in the community where you can join other mums and speak with a breastfeeding peer supporter. We have a good relationship with Family Hubs and we often work alongside the midwives and health visitors to offer support at the same time and location. In return we can give information about local Family Hubs so families can make use of their services such as; baby clinics, baby massage classes, and the many parent and toddler groups. You can find information on local Family Hubs at Wakefield Families Together. Our groups are listed below.
  • Working For Us Volunteering opportunities are available in all capacities to support Families and Babies.  If you would like to support others in your community with their breastfeeding experiences, please contact us via our helpline on 01924 851901 or email You will gain experience, knowledge and be offered accredited training, all of which are stepping stones for when employment positions become available or when you choose to move on in life.
  • Breast Pump Loan Scheme We also hold small number of breast pumps which are available for short term loan by referral only. If the person who is supporting you with your breastfeeding thinks that you may need one they can access the Wakefield Breast Pump Loan Scheme by calling our helpline number 01924 851901

If you require breastfeeding support please call our 24hour breastfeeding helpline 01924 851901 to speak to a peer supporter for help over the telephone, find your nearest breastfeeding group or arrange an appointment at FAB or a home visit.

Online Antenatal Course

Are you pregnant? Do you want to know about bonding with your bump, skin to skin contact, and breastfeeding your baby? If so why not sign up to our online antenatal course. The course is FREE to Wakefield residents (you can get get a discount code from your midwife or by calling 01924 851901 and partners and supporters are also welcome to register. Please note this course does not cover labour and birth, you will need to discuss this with your midwife.

Take the course

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. For updates of group closures, see our Facebook Page.

Tuesdays 1-2.30pm Kendal Drive Family Hub, 51 Kendal Drive, Castleford, WF10 3SP

Tuesdays (Term Time) 1-2:30pm Sunbeam Family Hub, Lupset Crescent, Wakefield, WF2 8RH

Wednesdays 9.30-11am Ferrybridge Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge Knottingley, WF11 8PQ TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Thursdays 1-2.30pm Cedars Family Hub, Barnsley Road, Hemsworth, WF9 4PU

Fridays 1-2.30pm Pomfret Family Hub, Rookhill Road, Pontefract, WF8 2DD

Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme

We want to share that its OK to breastfeed in public in Wakefield and add to Wakefield’s directory of Breastfeeding Friendly Venues.

To see the full list please click here.

Please tell us about anywhere you have had a great experience of breastfeeding your baby so that we can pass the message onto other new mums.

If you see this sticker in a shop, café or other venue it means that they have already signed up and made a commitment to being breastfeeding friendly and they will welcome breastfeeding mums.

If you would like to become a breastfeeding friendly business in Wakefield please click this link.

Come and visit us

We have a lovely base in Wakefield Centre with a charity shop! We sell low priced preloved baby clothes and baby items – as well as our own merchandise!

95 Cathedral Walk, The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield WF1 1YD

Service Opening Times – 9am-3pm Monday to Friday

Shop Opening Times – Temporarily Closed

If you would like a one to one support at our base please ring our helpline to book an appointment.

24 Hour Helpline: 01924 851 901

FAB Courses

We are pleased to offer the following online courses:



Breastfeeding Friendly Wakefield


Antenatal Course


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