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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, drop-in infant feeding support for families in The Leys, 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 to observe our work. 

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

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 Thursdays we're at the Comper Foundation School in East Oxford. On Fridays, we're at the SOHA Housing Building in Didcot. Please book via our Calendly listings

OBS banner image featuring four mothers breastfeeding their babies

New - Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma Sessions in March

Did breastfeeding not go as you hoped or planned? Do you carry feelings of grief or trauma about your breastfeeding experience? We're running two one-off support sessions in March, one in-person and one online. Find out more and register.

A cartoon woman resting her head and arms sadly on her knees. Text: Did breastfeeding not go how you wanted or hoped? Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma Support Sessions. 13 march, 10-11;30 am, Barton Neighbourhood Centre. 19 March, 12-1:30 pm Online

OBS needs you!

We are looking for a treasurer trustee! Please see our recruitment page for more information and the link to apply.

Four cartoon people sitting around a table. Text: OBS Wants You! We're recruiting new trustees. Closing date 30 September 2023

New - An in-person session specially for families in The Leys

We're running an in-person session on Thursdays, 12-2pm at Windale Primary School. Please note this session is intended for families that live in The Leys ONLY. Please see our main in-person sessions page for details and how to book into our regular sessions. 

Cartoon images of a woman feeding, a pregnant person and a woman walking with a pram. Text: Pregnant? Have a baby? Would you like FREE feeding support and information? Thursdays, 12-2pm, Windale Primary School, Windale Avenue, Oxford, OX4 6JD. No need to book, just drop in. Meet our friendly team & other parents. Free refreshments. Open to any family that lives in The Leys

Help by Video and Phone

Families that have trouble accessing other services can book free video and phone consultations with OBS facilitators. Please check if any appointments are available if you are not sure and if there are no appointments available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A woman smiling and waving on a laptop screen. Text: Trouble accessing our in-person sessions? Distance, transport, other caring responsibilities, health reasons, accessibility, other reason? Book a one-to-one video/phone appointment with one of our faciliators

Preparing to Breastfeed

Our online antenatal breastfeeding education sessions are back with dates in the new year. Partners welcome! See our Preparing to Breastfeed page for details and booking information.

mage: a cartoon pregnant body cradling its belly. Text: Join our next virtual Preparing to Breastfeed session. Jan 15th, Feb 26th, March 18th, 12:30-1:30 pm. Bring your lunch!

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?

 

Last updated February 2024