The Library @ The Lightbox, 1 The Glass Works, Barnsley S70 1GW

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Help and Support if you are pregnant or breastfeeding


If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, why not come along to one of our informal groups.

Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world and some mums get the hang of breastfeeding straight away, but sometimes we require a little extra support, guidance or reassurance along the way.  The groups offer you an opportunity to meet your Infant Feeding Support Worker and other families to share ideas and experiences, discuss concerns, gain confidence in breastfeeding out and about and make new lifelong friends.

You can also pick up your healthy start vitamins from the main Family Centres.  All women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should take vitamins as part of their daily routine. Babies who are exclusively breastfed should also receive a vitamin supplement.

If you're having a baby, please give us a ring on 775700 and let us know which session you would like to attend:- 

Breast Feeding Groups 2020

Jump Family Centre: Monday 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Lundwood Family Centre: Tuesday 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Darton Family Centre: Wednesday 9.30am - 11.00am

Library @ The Lightbox: Wednesday 9.30am - 10.30am (Term time only)

Kiddy Winx Play Café: Thursday 9.30am - 11.00am

Penistone Family Centre: Friday 10.00am - 11.00am

Antenatal infant feeding discussions

Before you have your baby you can come along to our dedicated antenatal infant feeding sessions. Partners and birthing partners are also welcome to attend.

Athersley Family Centre: 2nd Monday of the month - 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Dearne Family Centre: 3rd Tuesday of the month - 9.30am - 10.30am

Darton Family Centre: 1st Wednesday of the month - 11.00am - 12.00pm

Darfield Family Centre: 4th Wednesday of the month - 9.30am - 10.30am

Penistone Family Centre: 1st Friday of the month - 10.30am - 11.30am

Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops

Would you, your partner and / or birthing partner like more information about breastfeeding, how to get off to a good start, managing expectations and much, much more.

Library @ the Lightbox: Friday 21st February 10.00am - 12.30pm

Library @ the Lightbox: Saturday 4th April 10.00am - 12 noon

Library @ the Lightbox: Wednesday 24th June 10.00am - 12.30am

Barnsley Hospital Breast Screening Unit: Saturday 11th July 9.30am - 12 noon

Library @ the Lightbox: Wednesday 7th October 10.00am - 12.30pm

Library @ the Lightbox: Saturday 5th December 10.00am - 12 noon

Guidance Notes:

Please bring your antenatal hand held notes (green) with you.

Partners and birthing partners are welcome to attend.

Where possible, can you let the Infant Feeding Team know of any families referred or who are planning to attend.

If you would like to suggest a local business for the breastfeeding welcome scheme please email the infant feeding service or if you own your own business, why not join the Barnsley Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme.

Visit our breastfeeding page for more information.

Opening Times

For general contact: Mon-Fri

Contact Details

Contact name: Out of Hours Support

Role: General contact details

Mobile number:07853 893 430

Contact name: Barnsley Infant Feeding Team

Email address:

Phone number: 01226 775700

Mobile number:

Address: Gateway Plaza Barnsley S70 2RD


Address details:

The Library @ The Lightbox, 1 The Glass Works, Barnsley S70 1GW

Barnsley Hospital, Breast Screening Unit, Gawber Rd, Barnsley S75 2EP

Athersley Family Centre, Lindhurst Rd, Barnsley S71 3NB

Dearne Family Centre, Billingley View, Bolton upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 8ES

Darton Family Centre, Church St, Darton, Barnsley S75 5HQ

Darfield Family Centre, School St, Darfield, Barnsley S73 9EU

Penistone Family Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR

Jump Family Centre, Church St, Jump, Barnsley S74 0HZ

Lundwood Family Centre, Pontefract Rd, Barnsley S71 5PN

Kiddy Winx Play Cafe, 5, Fields End Business Park, Davey Rd, Thurnscoe, Rotherham S63 0JF

Published: 09 August 2019