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About us

Baby Umbrella is an award-winning small charity offering breastfeeding and early parenting support to families in West Kent. Our vision is for every family in West Kent to have access to skilled and compassionate support during their parenting journey. We are here to listen, support and empower parents to make the decisions that feel right for them and their babies.

Baby Umbrella runs free breastfeeding and early parenting support in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and online. We offer individual appointments with Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding Counsellors and our Perinatal Listening Service offers additional emotional support. We also run support groups with trained Peer Supporters.

 

We see over 1,000 families a year and are open 49 weeks a year. We offer support with  breastfeeding, bottle feeding, expressing breastmilk and introducing solids. We also support families with infant sleep, adjusting to parenthood and much more.

Kent Charity Awards Start Up Charity of the Year 2022
Kent Mental Wellbeing awards logo: Highly Commended 2023

Our Impact

We support over 1,000 families each year in West Kent and we're proud of the impact we make at such a crucial and overwhelming time in their lives. 

Our Team

Our team consists of our board of trustees, our management committee, our practitioners, peer supporters and volunteer hosts in our face to face groups, as well as various wonderful people who support our service behind the scenes.

Blog

Our blog hosts various news from our charity as well as broader news within early parenting in Kent and parent stories. 

Newsletter

Would you like to keep up to date with what's happening at Baby Umbrella? Sign up to our monthly newsletter to hear about our exciting news, events, fundraising and how you can get involved.

Contact us

Get in touch for support, to give us feedback, to fundraise for us, or to ask questions about Baby Umbrella. We'd love to hear from you!

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