Babies Oxford

Breastfeeding


Free monthly breastfeeding support group meetings in various locations around Oxfordshire.

LLL meetings are open to anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding/lactating/planning to lactate. Babies and young children who need to be with you are always welcome. Whatever age and stage you’re at, come to ask questions, share your experiences or just hang out with others – you don’t have to have a problem to come! You are always welcome to bring questions about other aspects of breastfeeding outside any given meeting topic. See http://llloxford.org.uk for meeting information.

Antenatal Sessions
These friendly, free sessions look at: how to get feeding off to a great start, how to get back on track if you run into difficulties, what to expect in the early days, and where to find help and support. Evening and daytime sessions available. Partners welcome. See http://llloxford.org.uk/index.php/antenatal for more information.

Toddler Meetings
These occasional daytime meetings in East Oxford are aimed at those who are already breastfeeding beyond a year or who are considering doing so. See http://llloxford.org.uk/index.php/toddlermeetings for more information.

Local LLL Leaders (breastfeeding counsellors) also offer breastfeeding support by phone, email and via Facebook. Contact information can be found at http://llloxford.org.uk/index.php/contact-us


01865 557405
leader@llloxford.org.uk
llloxford.org.uk/

Social  

Closed LLL Facebook group

Antenatal Workshops Free session for pregnant women and their partners/supporters to learn about breastfeeding. Normally the first Tuesday of the month 12:30-1:30 pm at the South Oxford Family Room (was called Grandpont Children’s Centre).  Check here for dates and further info.

Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support Drop-Ins Provide local breastfeeding support in weekly sessions, facilitated by IBCLCs (Lactation Consultants) and experienced breastfeeding support workers, with friendly peer support from trained volunteers.  Partners/supporters and children welcome.

Tuesdays 10-12
South Oxford Family Room – more details here

Wednesdays 12-2
Jericho Health Centre – more details here

Thursdays 12.00-2.00
East Oxford Children’s Centre – more details here

Sundays 2-4
Donnington Doorstep Family Centre – more details here

SUMMER HOLIDAYS – open but for two weeks – see timetable here.


www.oxbreastfeedingsupport.org/

Social  

Closed OBS Facebook group

Donnington Doorstep Family Centre

Donnington Doorstep is an independent, community-based family centre delivering a range of universal and specialist services. Set up in 1984 by local parents who knew that caring for children can be hard – we’re a home from home drop-in for children, young people and their families as well as a hub for local community activity. From our purpose-built centre in East Oxford our activities focus on play, food, support and community development.

Townsend Square, Oxford, OX4 4BB

info@donnington-doorstep.org.uk

01865 727721

Sessions:

Drop-in Play – Mondays and Wednesdays 10.00am-2.00pm (Doorstep Kitchen offers healthy snacks and lunches at 12 noon)

Bumps to Babies – Mondays: 10.30-12.00 – midwife drop-in including breastfeeding support. 07901707905

Baby group – Tuesdays 11.30-1.30 – lots of sensory and soft play, where mums and babies can get involved in lots of tummy time play as well have a chance to speak with family support on any support or advice they may need. There will tea, coffee and cake to buy. £1.50 suggested donation

Youth Project – Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5.30 – 7.30pm. Young people age 8-18 are welcome to drop in for play, activities and support.

Parenting Programme – we offer a regular 10 week parenting course aimed at families who feel they need some extra help to bring them together and move forwards with tough issues.

We also run a pre-school – click here for more info.

First Steps Consultancy

Based in Oxfordshire, First Steps Consultancy offers a unique, supportive service, personalised for every family. Services offered:

  • 5 week baby massage classes (also available for groups)
  • Behaviour support
  • Sleep support
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Preparation for your newborn – practical tips for the first few weeks and how to develop very flexible routines
  • Potty training and fussy eating

07969 451366

NCT

A nationwide charity aimed at supporting parents.

Antenatal courses

  • Signature antenatal course – more than half of the course covers birth and gives you plenty of time to explore your questions, hopes and anxieties.
  • Essentials antenatal course – a shorter programme of six two-hour evening sessions which offer you information and emotional support for pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby.

Call Hannah to book a class in Jericho 01865 512965, or Helen to book elsewhere in in Oxford 0208 7522401.

Postnatal courses

  • Early days postnatal course – offers the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings with other new mothers
  • Baby massage course
  • Introducing solid foods workshop
  • First aid course

Call Helen to book a postnatal course 0208 7522401.

NHS Breastfeeding Clinics

John Radcliffe Hospital – Parent Education Room, Level 1 
Monday and Thursday
Please call to book an appointment: 01865 572950
Email: infantfeeding.team@ouh.nhs.uk

Horton General Hospital – Horton Midwifery-led Unit 
Tuesday 9.30am – 2.00pm
Please call to book an appointment: 01295 229459

Cotswold Birth Centre, Chipping Norton
Friday 9.30am – 2.00pm
Please call to book an appointment: 01608 697930

Undisturbed Birthing

Lou and Frances offer a range of private midwife services to expectant mothers in Oxford and Gloucestershire. Services offered:

  • Antenatal and postnatal care
  • Birth preparation workshops
  • Hypnobirthing workshops
  • Infant massage
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Placenta encapsulation

07712 820783

Your Midwives

We are independent midwives who support families in Oxfordshire on their journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

· Hypnobirthing – group and one on one sessions available

· Antenatal birth consultation – debrief, discuss preferences for during birth and afterwards.

· One on one breastfeeding preparation.

· Home breastfeeding support.

07908 783577