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, a monthly online group 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 with us.
You can read about what to expect and how we've helped local families. Hope to see you soon!
To give our a team a much-needed break, all of our services, including Facebook, will be closed from Friday, April 7th to Sunday, April 16th inclusive. All of our services will re-open as normal on Monday, April 17th. Session booking will remain open as normal during the spring closure, with booking opening for in-person sessions up to 10 days ahead and bookings for virtual 1:1 consultations up to 7 days in advance.
While we're shut, have a look at our resources on common breastfeeding concerns, as well links to other sources of support.
We are currently recruiting for a Fundraising Officer, closing date 14 April 2023. Click here for details of the Fundraising Officer position and how to apply.
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.
We run an online group session monthly on a Thursday afternoon, usually with two themed breakout rooms to choose from each month on popular topics. See our OBS Group page for details and the link to register. For one to one support please see our in person support sessions or book a video or phone consultation.
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.
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.