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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, 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!

We need your help!

If you feel like you've been helped by OBS, a great way to pay it forward is to spend a few minutes filling in our 2023 Anonymous User Survey, open to anyone who has used our services between July 2022 and July 2023 and their family, friends and colleagues. The data from the survey will help us apply for critical funding. Thanks in advance!

a baby kneeling with their hands on a laptop. Text: Have you used OBS services between July 2022 and July 2023? We want your feedback! Fill out our anonymous survey to help us improve our services and to support our funding applications

Our Donnington Session is Moving!

After many happy years there, our last session at Donnington Doorstep will be Friday, September 15th. We are grateful to everyone at Doorstep for hosting us for so long. From Thursday, September 21st our East Oxford session will be held on a the new day of Thursday at slightly later time of 10 am to 12pm at the Comper Foundation School. Places must be booked as usual via our in-person session page.

The room at the Comper Foundation School where our session will be held, with sofas and a kitchen in the corner. Text: Our Donnington session is moving! From Thursday, September 21st, our East Oxford breastfeeding support session will be held at Comper Foundation School, Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm. New day, slightly later time

We're Recruiting Trustees - Join us!

We are recruiting three new trustees. Please see our recruitment page for information about the roles and how to apply. The deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Four cartoon people sitting around a table. Text: OBS Wants You! We're recruiting new trustees. Closing date 30 September 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. This service is now primarily for service users who would find it hard to attend an in-person session.

A woman smiling and waving on a laptop screen. Text: We're making some changes to our online appointments. Our virtual service will now prioritise families who would find it hard to attend an in-person session because of: distance, transport, other children, health

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?

Preparing to Breastfeed Sessions

Please see our Preparing to Breastfeed page for details and the link to register for our online antenatal education sessions. You can say which date you prefer when you register.

Image: a cartoon pregnant body cradling its belly. Text: Join our next virtual Preparing to Breastfeed session. Sept 12th, 12:30-1:30 pm. Bring your lunch!


Last updated September 2023