Virtual 1:1 Consultations
If you are not able to book a slot in our reopened in person support sessions, you may be able to 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.
OBS is a small independent charity and not a substitute for midwifery care. If you are still under midwifery care, your community midwives are your first port of call for feeding support. Please contact your midwifery team before submitting a help request. You can contact them 24/7 by phone until you are discharged, and ask for additional visits/contacts for help with feeding.
Our capacity to offer 1:1 consultations has significantly reduced now that we are running several in person sessions each week and we are not able to offer one to everyone who requests one. We will prioritise the most complex and/or urgent feeding issues, where the need cannot be met elsewhere.
Your Help Request will be assessed by a member of our team. We can sometimes offer appointments shortly after 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 & Interpretation
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.
You may find it helpful to download the free Otter Voice Meeting Notes app that will listen to your consultation and transcribe your conversation in real time, as well as saving it to look back over later.
Last updated September 2021