Baby Umbrella support services

We are here for you. Baby Umbrella provides free breastfeeding support and early parenting services in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. We offer free face-to-face social and support groups, Zoom appointments, and a Facebook Community. All our face to face services adhere strictly to COVID guidelines.


Baby Umbrella brings together services previously run by Kent Baby Matters and Baby Cafe Tunbridge Wells. We are always working on new projects to expand what we offer and to shape a service that meets your needs.

Find out more about our services below.

 
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Specialist breastfeeding support

In person or via zoom

Book in to speak to a qualified Lactation Consultant or Breastfeeding Counsellor. Offering support with breastfeeding, bottle feeding, expressing, introducing solids, adjusting to parenthood and much more!

Our specialist team are fully equipped with PPE and strictly follow government guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Meeting other families

Weekly face to face social groups

Parents with bumps and babies of all ages are welcome to come to our free groups and talk all things feeding and parenting. Meet up with other families and access breastfeeding support from our Peer Supporters.

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Facebook Community

Online support and information

The Baby Umbrella Community Facebook group is run by our Breastfeeding Counsellors, Lactation Consultants and Peer Supporters who can support you with breastfeeding, bottle feeding, expressing, introducing solids, coping with parenthood and infant sleep. Our friendly group is non-judgemental, evidence-based and parent-led.

 

Further support

UK helplines

  • NCT Feeding Helpline. Speak to a breastfeeding counsellor for support with breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or a bit of both. Open every day 8am to midnight. Tel. 0300 330 0700.

  • National Breastfeeding Helpline. Independent, mother-centred, non-judgmental breastfeeding support and information. Open every day 9.30am to 9.30pm. Tel: 0300 100 1212.​

  • The Lullaby Trust. Emotional support for bereaved families, and information on safer sleep for babies. Tel: 0808 802 6868

  • PANDAS. Support for parents experiencing perinatal mental illness. Tel: 0843 2898 401 Email: info@pandasfoundation.org.uk 

  • Samaritans. A free, confidential listening service for anyone struggling to cope and needing emotional support. Tel: 116123 Email: jo@samaritans.org 


These services are provided by third parties and not Baby Umbrella. To find out more about costs to call these numbers please visit Ofcom.