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OBS is here to help!

We are delighted to be running four weekly in person sessions. Spaces are still limited and pre-booking is essential. Read more on our in person support page. We will continue to offer some 1:1 consultations (Zoom or phone). In busy times we may need to reserve these for families with more complex feeding issues who can't get support in other ways. 

Virtual Zoom Group will continue, but will run less often and focus on our popular topic discussions. Virtual antenatal breastfeeding education sessions will continue as well. 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. 

Image: a gymnast doing a handstand with her legs spread wide on a balance beam. Text: We're changing the balance of our services. We're pleased to announce that we will be running more in person sessions. We will still be offering some 1:1 Zoom appointments.

1:1 Help

For families that have trouble accessing other services OBS Facilitators provide free 1 to 1 support by video or phone. The first step is submitting a Help RequestIn busy times we may need to reserve these for families with more complex feeding issues who can't get support in other ways. 

OBS Virtual Support

OBS Group Support

We run a group support session monthly on a Thursday afternoon 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 1:1 support please see our in person support sessions or submit a Help Request for a 1:1 consultation

Image: a baby sitting on the floor, smiling at the camera. Text: Group breakout rooms, Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm. Nov 18th Sleep 6-12 months and the unhappy breastfed baby. Dec 16th normal newborn sleep and starting complementary foods

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.

OBS Online Antenatal Sessions

 

What we do

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support provides local breastfeeding support in the community via in person support sessions1:1 virtual support, virtual group support and antenatal breastfeeding education sessions for Oxfordshire families, facilitated by experienced IBCLCs and breastfeeding support workers, and supported by trained volunteers. We also run a friendly private Facebook group were you can quickly find support. 

You can read about what to expect and how we've helped local families. Hope to see you soon!

 

Breastfeeding mother and baby sitting with OBS facilitator

Last updated November 2021

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