Families and Babies Breastfeeding Support and Promotion (FAB)

Families and Babies (FAB) is a registered charity that is commissioned by the local authority to offer breastfeeding support to families across the Wakefield District.We support parents by * Providing free antenatal sessions about infant feeding and what to expect in the early days after the baby is born * Offering home visit to families who are expecting a baby or who are having problems with breastfeeding their babies, if home visits are not needed we can offer telephone support and text messages weekly * Providing a twenty four hour helpline for local families who are facing challenges to breastfeeding * Creating welcoming breastfeeding groups that parents and their supporters can attend during their pregnancy and after the baby is born to access current and evidenced practical and emotional support * Operating a closed Facebook group where information and support can be accessed * Signing up venues and businesses to become breastfeeding friendly- we provide free training to staff to build confidence in supporting the families right to breastfeeding in public * Having a drop in at our FAB Base in The ridings Shopping Centre, WakefieldAll of our staff are fully trained to offer the best breastfeeding peer support to all families who live within the Wakefield District.

Website: https://www.familiesandbabies.org.uk/

Looking for Volunteers: Yes

Volunteer Opportunities: We provide accredited training to parents who have breastfed their babies and wish to become volunteers to support other breastfeeding families.We have several volunteer opportunities available at present that includes * Facilitating breastfeeding groups * Taking a turn on the helpline * Helping to organise and support events * Signing up venues to become breastfeeding friendly * Moderating and offering breastfeeding support on the Facebook group * Proving antenatal education at various classes and workshops * Helping with the signing up of schools and early years settings to the breastfeeding welcome scheme * Offering support with newsletter and administration duties

Age Range: All Ages

Contact Name: Rachel Wilson

Position within Organisation: Branch Manager

Contact Email: rachel@familiesandbabies.org.uk

Contact Number: 01924 851901

Meeting Venue: Families and Babies Breastfeeding Promotion and Support31 All Saints WalkThe RidingsWakefield West Yorkshire WF1 1US

Keywords: antenatal classes, Breastfeeding support, Fundraising, parent support, volunteers,