OBS In-Person Breastfeeding Support Sessions
We run four** in-person sessions a week. All our in-person sessions are wheelchair accessible.
- On Tuesdays we are at the Barton Community Centre, Underhill Circus, Headington, Oxford OX3 9LS
- On Wednesdays we are at the Kidlinks Community Hub, St John The Baptist Hall, The Broadway, Kidlington, OX5 1DD
- On Thursdays we are at the Comper Foundation School (3 Hertford Street, OX4 3AJ, please use the school's main entrance and report to reception)*, **
- On Fridays, we're at the SOHA Housing Building in Didcot (Rear entrance of Royal Scot House, Lydalls Rd, Didcot, OX11 7NN. Look for the red door on the right)
Please book via the Calendly listings below.
*This is the session that was held at Donnington Doorstep until recently. Many thanks to Doorstep for hosting us for so many years!
** You can find out more about our session that is runs for families that live in The Leys here.
Spaces are limited and pre-booking is essential (see our Calendly page below). If you arrive without booking a place you may be turned away. Bookings open 10 days before each session. If there are no places available in the next 10 days Calendly will give the message "No times in" the current month. If you don't get a space straight away, please try again, as they often become available nearer the time. Remember that you can also ask your midwife or health visitor for breastfeeding help.
After you have booked
Please complete our data collection form before attending the appointment. There will be a link to this in your booking confirmation email. We collect this information in order to comply with requirements of funders and to help us look at equity of access/accessibility for all local families/service users who need our services. Your data will be kept confidential and treated with respect. If you need help filling in the form, one of our team may be able to help you when you arrive.
Please have your baby's red book with you when you attend your appointment.
Please book in slots at our in-person sessions via our Calendly page below
Session bookings have been divided into two slots. You are welcome to arrive at any time during your slot and to chat to other families and our volunteers before/after you have spoken to the facilitator. The earlier you can arrive, the more feeding support you are likely to get.
We aim to see families in the order in which they arrive, but we may need to prioritise if babies are distressed, ready/ not ready to feed etc. Thank you for your understanding about this. If you will need to leave before the end of the session, please let us know on arrival.
If you are unable to attend after all, PLEASE CANCEL YOUR BOOKING as places at this session are very limited and this may enable another family to attend.
Language & Interpretation
Language Line language interpretation services are available, including for British Sign Language. When booking an in-person slot via Calendly you can mention your needs including interpretation in the section that asks about your breastfeeding issue or problem.
You may find it helpful to use a free transcription app such as Otter Voice Meeting Notes that will listen to your consultation and transcribe your conversation in real time, as well as saving it to look back over later.