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OBS In Person Breastfeeding Support Sessions

We are delighted to be running four in-person sessions. 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.

If you are not able to book a slot in our in person support sessions, you may be able to book a virtual 1:1 consultation.

On Mondays, in conjunction with Didcot Baby Monday, which offers a social space and other activities for parents, including refreshments, we are in Didcot.  On Tuesdays we are at the Barton Community CentreOn Wednesdays we are at the Kidlington Hub. On Fridays, we're at Donnington Doorstep Family Centre on Fridays. Please book via the Calendly listings below. 

Summer Closure

To give our team a well-deserved break we will be closed from the evening of Friday Saturday, July 29th to the morning of Monday, August 15th. While we're closed please contact your midwife or health visitor and see our Recommended Resources for Parents. Bookings for in person sessions will be open as normal, but you may need to check back closer to our reopening for slots to become available. 

Image: a facilitator with a family at an in person session. Text: Summer 2022 Closure. All of our services will be closed July 20th to August 14th including our Facebook group. Further info & support bit.ly/OBSresources. If you need support with feeding your baby please contact your midwife or health visitor

Booking notes

Please complete our data collection form after making your booking and 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.

We will keep windows and doors open to improve ventilation. 

We are not able to provide feeding pillows or toys at the moment - you are welcome to bring your own.

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.

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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 in the section that asks about your breastfeeding issue or problem.

You may find it helpful to download the free Otter Voice Meeting Notes app or other transcription app that will listen to your consultation and transcribe your conversation in real time, as well as saving it to look back over later. 

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Last updated July 2022

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