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.
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.
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
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.
South Oxford Family Room – more details here
Jericho Health Centre – more details here
East Oxford Children’s Centre – more details here
Donnington Doorstep Family Centre – more details here
SUMMER HOLIDAYS – open but for two weeks – see timetable here.
Home Birth Support is a friendly group who meet at the co-ordinators home in oX4 at 8.00pm, usually on the third Wednesday every month. All involved in home birth locally are very welcome – including midwives and doulas, for example, as well as those who have had home births or who are considering having one. Relevant local information available.
A not-for-profit lending service to help save pennies (and the planet!) by loaning out good quality maternity clothes. Oxford Maternity Clothes Library provides a low cost alternative to buying maternity clothes and raises money to support local charities and community groups.
Read the Oxford Mumbler blog post about the Oxford Maternity Clothes Library here.
The group has been set up by women who have lived experiences of loss, both in pregnancy and beyond. We are also supported by midwives, obstetricians and others around the country doing similar work. We welcome everyone: pregnant women, partners, birth workers as well as people who have already given birth who might have needed the support of this group during their pregnancy.
Provides specialist therapeutic support, from conception to 2 years, for infants and parents who are in need of assistance for issues such as establishing and building close nurturing relationships, depression and anxiety, birth trauma, loss, or unresolved issues from parents’ own early lives. Based at the Kidlington Centre. Call 01865 778034.
We welcome pregnant women, partners, new parents, doulas, midwives and others with an interest in birth, and aim to form a positive and supportive community. Meets the third Friday of the month 7.30-9.30 pm in the Ark-T Camerados Living Room in South East Oxford. The meetings are free but donations welcome
SPECIAL CARE FOR MOTHERS WITH MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY. The Silver Star Society’s aim is to make things better for Silver Star mothers and their families. To raise money to keep the Unit well equipped, to improve the comfort and amenities for women during their stay at the Silver Star Unit, and to support research into important problems of pregnancy.