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OBS is here to help!

We are delighted to be able to reopen some in person sessions, from Friday, July 2nd, 2021. Spaces are very limited and pre-booking is essential. Read more on our new in person support page. Virtual Zoom Groupvirtual 1:1 consultations and virtual antenatal breastfeeding education sessions will continue alongside the in person sessions. If you are a student or visiting health professional see the page about observations for the latest news about what and where you can book with us. 

Mother in animal print mask & top, gazing down at her breastfeeding newborn. Text: Re-opening of some OBS in-person sessions. From July 2nd. Pre-booking essential

OBS wants you!

We're recruiting new trustees. Can you help us? Click for role descriptions and application details.

Image: Two women, one wearing a hijab, and a man sit around a table with a laptop and papers. Text: OBS wants you! We're recruiting new trustees bit.ly/OBStrustee21

Summer Closures

We will run as usual all summer, except for the first & last weeks of August. Find out everything you need to know about how to use OBS services.

Image: a baby in a summer outfit sitting on grass. Text: Summer closures. All our services including our Facebook Group will be closed from July 31st - 8 August 8th and August 21st - August 30th

1:1 Help

Alongside our pre-booked in person sessions, OBS Facilitators are providing FREE 1 to 1 support by video or phone. The first step is submitting a Help Request.

OBS Virtual Support

OBS Group Support

We run a group support session every second Thursday afternoon where you can get support from our specialist facilitators, trained volunteers and other mothers. Because we are now running some in person sessions (see above) we have reduced the frequency from weekly to every second week. Most weeks will have a themed break-out room on a popular topic. See our OBS Group page for details and the link to register.

Image: a smiling baby. Text: OBS Group, Alternate Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm on Zoom. Meet other breastfeeding parents and find 1:1 support with our specialist team

OBS Facebook group

The quickest way to get support from OBS is in our friendly, private Facebook group, which is closely moderated by our team.

Image: screengrab of the OBS Facebook group show highlighting the topic and post anonymously features. Text: Did you know that on our Facebook group you can... Search for threads on common topics? Post anonymously?

Online Antenatal Sessions

Please see our Antenatal Sessions page for details and the link to register. You can say which date you prefer when you register.

OBS Online Antenatal Sessions

 

What we do

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support provides local breastfeeding support in the community via 1:1 virtual support, virtual group support and antenatal breastfeeding education sessions for Oxfordshire families, facilitated by experienced IBCLCs and breastfeeding support workers, and supported by trained volunteers. We also run a friendly private Facebook group were you can quickly find support. 

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

Last updated July 2021

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