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Becky's Story

When we started out on our breastfeeding journey I vowed to get to two years, after all, that’s what the WHO recommended so I assumed it...

Mercedes Story

Looking back at my breastfeeding journey with my first baby is hazy; the heady mix of sleep deprivation and adrenaline from a fast birth...

Hazel & Rowan's Story

Rowan’s arrival Rowan’s arrival into the world was swift! A planned, and much desired, home birth came off like a dream. Start to finish,...

On writing and motherhood

As we launch our first poetry evening for Baby Umbrella, I thought I would try to explain what writing means to me and how it links to my...

Laura's story

I’m a peer supporter with Baby Umbrella precisely because I remember the emotional and physical challenge that breastfeeding can present,...

Tell us your story

One of the things parents often say when they’ve recently had a baby, and even more so when they've had a difficult journey, is why did...