Families and Babies

Families and Babies (FAB) are a charity which has been supporting and promoting breastfeeding since 2010.  Originally set up as Little Angels CIC in 2004 by a small group of breastfeeding mums who had recognised the lack of support for new mums.

 Research has shown numerous benefits of breastfeeding for mum and baby including improved mental health and protection against breast cancer for mum, fewer infections and lower risk of future obesity for infants amongst others. UNICEF states that 80% of mothers stop breastfeeding earlier than they wish. We are about to launch our breastpump loan scheme which will allow mums access to the equipment needed to maintain breastfeeding for longer giving babies the best possible start in life.

In Bolton we run a charity shop which also has room for group sessions, we regularly run ‘Warm Space’ sessions which are open to all. We host breastfeeding groups in community spaces and have a breastfeeding peer supporter available Monday to Friday for appointments.

As part of our charity work we are able to provide low cost pre-loved items and also gift goods to families in need on request.

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