OBS is here to help!
Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support provides local breastfeeding support in the community via four weekly in person support sessions, video and phone consultations, and monthly online antenatal breastfeeding education sessions for Oxfordshire families, facilitated by experienced IBCLCs and breastfeeding counsellors, supported by trained volunteers. We also run a friendly private Facebook group where you can quickly find support. 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 to observe our work.
We need your help!
If you feel like you've been helped by OBS, a great way to pay it forward is to spend a few minutes filling in our 2023 Anonymous User Survey, open to anyone who has used our services between July 2022 and July 2023 and their family, friends and colleagues. The data from the survey will help us apply for critical funding. Thanks in advance!
Our Donnington Session is Moving!
After many happy years there, our last session at Donnington Doorstep will be Friday, September 15th. We are grateful to everyone at Doorstep for hosting us for so long. From Thursday, September 21st our East Oxford session will be held on a the new day of Thursday at slightly later time of 10 am to 12pm at the Comper Foundation School. Places must be booked as usual via our in-person session page.
We're Recruiting Trustees - Join us!
We are recruiting three new trustees. Please see our recruitment page for information about the roles and how to apply. The deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, October 31st, 2023.
Book into one of our four weekly in-person sessions. On Tuesdays we are at the Barton Community Centre. On Wednesdays we are at the Kidlington Hub. On Fridays, we're at Donnington Doorstep Family Centre and at the SOHA Housing Building in Didcot. Please book via our Calendly listings.
Help by Video and Phone
Families that have trouble accessing other services can book free video and phone consultations with OBS facilitators. This service is now primarily for service users who would find it hard to attend an in-person session.
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.
Preparing to Breastfeed Sessions
Please see our Preparing to Breastfeed page for details and the link to register for our online antenatal education sessions. You can say which date you prefer when you register.