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Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support

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Listening Exercise

Please take part in our 2nd annual Listening Exercise, run by our Oxford Hub team Andrew, Basma & Alyssa, pictured below.

OBS Oxford Hub Team



We want to hear from you if you live in Oxfordshire and are pregnant or have had a baby since Jan 2019, *even if you haven't used OBS*.

Families and supporters who have come to OBS since January 2019 are also welcome to take part. And please SHARE this message & link https://bit.ly/391z5wh with others. Closes 29 Feb!

Language Interpretation

Thanks to our Lottery funding, we now offer the Language Line interpretation service at our drop-in sessions.

Image: Globe with OBS logo Text:Telephone interpretation service now available at most sessions

This enables interpretation in over 200 languages, via telephone. BSL (sign language) interpretation via mobile phone or tablet is also available. If the language you need is not on this list, it may still be available - in this case, it would be helpful if you could This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance of your visit so we can find out.

Unfortunately, our Jericho venue doesn't have mobile phone reception. We can still access telephone interpretation there via landline (thanks to the support of the Health Visiting team) but we won't be able to offer BSL interpretation at that venue.

We hope that Language Line will enable more families to find breastfeeding help and a supportive community at OBS

We have BIG NEWS to share!

OBS Lottery Annoucement

OBS has been given a major award from the The National Lottery Community Fund.

The 5-year grant will secure funding for our new drop-in sessions in Barton and Didcot and help us launch a brand-new drop-in outside of Oxford from April next year. We will use the fund to widen access to our support, whoever you are and however you are feeding your baby. Thanks to Lottery players, we’ll be able to support even more families, but we also need to keep fundraising hard for our other four Oxford drop-in sessions and all our other work.

If, like the Lottery, you believe in OBS, please consider making even a small monthly donation.

Coverage in the Oxford Mail & on BBC South Today

What we do

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support provides local breastfeeding support in the community in weekly drop-ins in and around Oxford, facilitated by experienced IBCLCs and breastfeeding support workers, and supported by specially trained volunteer peer supporters.

Come for help with specific issues or just to hang out with other breastfeeding mothers. Drop-ins are free to attend and partners and other supporters are welcome. You can read about what to expect and how we've helped local families. Hope to see you soon!

 

Breastfeeding mother and baby sitting with OBS facilitator