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Baby Umbrella support services

We provide skilled support on breastfeeding, infant feeding, infant sleep and mental wellbeing; and facilitate social connections. We offer support in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

 

We offer free face-to-face specialist support and peer support groups, Zoom appointments, and a Facebook Community.

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 Support

Within our face to face groups 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!

New! Throughout February & March 2024 we are trialling specialist antenatal feeding support. Whether you're considering breastfeeding, bottle feeding or a combination, we can explore your options together.

Listening Service

via Zoom

Did you or your partner experience a difficult pregnancy, birth, feeding or postnatal period? Or maybe things are currently feeling tough? Would you like to speak to one of our trained Listening Practitioners?

You can talk to us about any experience that felt challenging for you in and around pregnancy, birth and the early months of parenting. You are completely in control of what you’d like to talk about, and our practitioners are trained to listen with kindness and compassion, offering a confidential space for you to talk and reflect upon about your experience. 

This service is open to all parents. Appointments are free and take place one to one on Zoom for up to 75 minutes. 

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Peer Support

Weekly face to face groups

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

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.

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Education

Recorded and live talks from specialists

We regularly run educational talks on zoom covering many aspects of early parenting. Many of our talks are recorded and available to watch later. Keep an eye on our social pages for details of upcoming events.

Listen to Emma, Abbie, Harriette, and Liene's experiences of Baby Umbrella specialist support and peer support groups.
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.

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