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OBS is here to help!

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support provides local breastfeeding support in the community via four weekly in person support sessionsvideo 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!


Spring Closure

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.

Image: A baby with a flowery hat. Text surrounded by cartoon flowers: OBS Spring Closure. All our services, including our Facebook group, will be closed April 7-16th. While we’re shut, see our Recommended Resources for links on common breastfeeding concerns & other sources of support.

We're recruiting!

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.

A cartoon person standing with a clipboard surrounded by small charts. Text: Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support wants you! We’re recruiting for a Fundraising Officer. Closing date: 14 April 2023

In-person help

Book into one of our four weekly in-person sessionsOn 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. 

OBS banner image featuring four mothers breastfeeding their babies

Help by Video and Phone

Families that have trouble accessing other services can book free video and phone consultations with OBS facilitators. 

Image: a row of 5 smiling head and shoulder photos of the OBS Facilitators. Text: OBS 1:1 Bookings Made Easier! You can now choose and book your own virtual appointment Free virtual support.

OBS Group

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.

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.

Image: a cartoon pregnant body cradling its belly. Text: Online Antenatal Sessions, April 25th, May 23rd, June 20th, July 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm. Bring your lunch


Last updated March 2023