Breastfeeding Peer Support in Wakefield

The FAB Wakefield team are based alongside The Ridings Centre. To find us use the middle exit from the Ridings (near Marks And Spencers Foodhall) and cross over the road. 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 🙂

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What FAB offers

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.

Mondays 1-2.30pm FAB 2 Almshouse Lane Wakefield WF1 1AD

Mondays 12:30-2:30pm The Play Station Dewsbury Road Ossett WF5 9ND

Tuesdays 1-2.30pm Kendal Drive Children’s Centre 51 Kendal Drive Castleford WF10 3SP

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

Thursdays 1-2.30pm Cedars Children’s Centre Barnsley Road Hemsworth WF9 4PU

Fridays 10:30-12pm Forever After Magistrates Market 2 Front Street Pontefract WF8 1BP


Specialist Midwife Breastfeeding Clinic Tuesdays 9:30 onwards 2 Almshouse Lane Please note this is appointment only following a referral to the infant feeding team

Breastfeeding Specialist Health Visitor Clinic Wednesdays 9:30 onwards 2 Almshouse Lane Please note this is appointment only following a referral to the health visitor


Breastfeeding Friendly Scheme

We want to share the good news 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, cafe 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 have a great welcome as a breastfeeding family in a venue that doesn’t have a sticker please nominate them via this link.

Come and visit us

2 Almshouse Lane, The Ridings Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1AD – 10am – 2pm Monday to Saturdays 

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

Local links for you:

The Ridings information and offers

Parenting support for Wakefield families

Local Office Numbers

Wakefield
01924 851901
Lancashire
01254 772929
Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole
07833 051723
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