Lancashire

Helpline: 01254 772929

Our Lancashire helpline times are;

9.30am to 2.30pm and 9.30pm to midnight

7 days a week

You can leave a message outside of these hours and we get back to you the next working day

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.

Useful links;

Breastfeeding Friendly Places in Lancashire

Please use the below links to find breastfeeding friendly places in your area - 

‘Due to the pandemic some of the venues listed may not be open, we are working hard to check each venue but in the meantime please check before visiting.’

Burnley Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Chorley Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Fylde and Wyre Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Hyndburn Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Lancaster and Morecambe Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Pendle Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Preston Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Ribble Valley Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Rossendale Breastfeeding Friendly Places

South Ribble Breastfeeding Friendly Places

West Lancashire Breastfeeding Friendly Places

 

Breastfeeding Peer Support in Lancashire

* * Due to the COVID19 pandemic all our face to face contact is priority only, with a strict screening policy.

Our groups remain as virtual sessions, please see below for our current service offer. * *

  • One to one video support with a range of platforms to suit the family, including; Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Microsoft Teams/Skype) – we recommend this option for specific questions or concerns
  • One to one telephone, text or email support
  • Online antenatal and postnatal https://www.facebook.com/groups/FABLancsBFSupport/ support on Facebook
  • Video groups sessions on Zoom
  • Monthly 2 part antenatal workshop on Zoom 

We have put together a timetable of the current digital group support options below and we hope that we have made these accessible to all.

Digital Support Timetable 

 

Zoom Group

Monday

11am-12pm with Amanda from 16/11/2020

https://zoom.us/j/6038215728?pwd=MkFUc1plSi9JYnlsRUtLY0w4V0N3dz09 

Meeting ID: 603 821 5728

Passcode: ZN9FQ7

Wednesday

11am-12pm with Becca and Loreto from 25/11/2020

https://zoom.us/j/6038215728?pwd=MkFUc1plSi9JYnlsRUtLY0w4V0N3dz09 

Meeting ID: 603 821 5728

Passcode: ZN9FQ7

Friday

11am-12pm with Toni from 20/11/2020

https://zoom.us/j/6038215728?pwd=MkFUc1plSi9JYnlsRUtLY0w4V0N3dz09 

Meeting ID: 603 821 5728

Passcode: ZN9FQ7

 

 Our infant feeding helpline remains the primary contact point for all communications and is available daily 9.30am-2.30pm 01254 772929 (voicemail available outside of these hours, picked up the next working day).

You can also email us on admin@familiesandbabies.org.uk for general enquiries or Katie.mcwalters@nhs.net for NHS referrals into peer support. 

 

Antenatal Digital Support

 

Zoom Group

Monday

 

 

 

 

1pm – 2pm Antenatal Workshop

This is a two part workshop that occurs once a quarter on consecutive Mondays (next sessions are April 2021, July 2021, November 2021 and February 2022).  Please join our Facebook group or email our admin team, as below, for further details;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FABLancsBFSupport/

admin@familiesandbabies.org.uk