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OBS In-Person Breastfeeding Support Sessions

We run five* in-person sessions a week. All our in-person sessions are wheelchair accessible.

*Our Leys session is primarily for families that live in The Leys and families are welcome to drop-in and bring questions about infant feeding generally or just come to hang out with other families. Some pre-bookable slots are available to the wider community. Read more about our session in The Leys.

Please book via the Calendly listings below. 

Spring Closure 29 March - 7 April

In order to give our team some well-earned rest we will be closed from the evening of Thursday, March 28th and reopen on the morning of Monday, April 8th. Bookings for in-person sessions will open 10 days before as usual. While we're closed please contact your midwife, health visitor or GP and see our Recommended Resources for Parents.

A baby with a pink bucket hat with some daisies. A flower border at the top of the image. Text: OBS Spring Closure. All our services, including our Facebook group, will be closed March 29th to April 7th. While we’re shut, see our Recommend Resources for links on common breastfeeding concerns & other sources of support

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.

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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 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. 

Last updated March 2024

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