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 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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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.
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
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 Family Hub, 51 Kendal Drive, Castleford, WF10 3SP
Wednesdays 9.15-11.15am Ferrybridge Community Centre, The Square, Ferrybridge Knottingley, WF11 8PQ
Thursdays 1-2.30pm Cedars Family Hub, Barnsley Road, Hemsworth, WF9 4PU
Fridays 1:30-3pm Pomfret Family Hub, Rookhill Road, Pontefract, WF8 2DD
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
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 have a great welcome as a breastfeeding family in a venue that doesn’t have a sticker please nominate them via this link.
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!
2 Almshouse Lane, The Ridings Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1AD – 10am – 3pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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