OBS is here to help!
If you are not able to book a slot in our newly reopened in person support sessions, you can book a virtual 1:1 consultation.
If you are worried about your baby or yourself, please contact your midwifery or health visiting team, or NHS 111 (999 if it's an emergency). GPs and hospitals are also still there to support you. Please don't delay contacting them if you are worried.
Please note: we will run as usual all summer, except for the first & last weeks of August. We will be closed from July 31st to August 8th, and from August 21st to 30th, inclusively. This includes our Facebook group. If you need support with feeding your baby during this time, please contact your midwife or health visitor. Please also see our list of Recommended Resources for Parents.
One to one help is available by video and phone
OBS Facilitators are providing FREE 1:1 support by video or phone. The first step is submitting a Help Request.
Your Help Request will be assessed by an OBS facilitator. We would like to be able to offer a 1:1 consultation (by Zoom or phone) with our facilitator team to everyone who sends in a help request form. If there is high demand, this may not be possible. If we are unable to offer you a 1:1 consultation, we will email you with information relevant to your feeding issues, and suggestions of other ways to find support, such as our virtual support group.
We will respond to your Help Request by email as soon as possible, usually within 12 hours and usually sooner. We can sometimes offer appointments on the day we receive the form, so please check your email! Please check your junk/spam folder if you have not heard from us within 12 hours of submitting this form.
Language Line language interpretation services are available, including for British Sign Language. There is a section on the help request form to indicate what kind of help you may need during your consultation and we will arrange this for you.
Last updated July 2021