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Top 3 iPhone Apps for Breastfeeding
The latest breastfeeding help comes in the form of handy iPhone apps. Most people agree on the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. Nursing provides crucial nutrients, bonding, and an inexpensive food source. Now we have access to the best breastfeeding support and breastfeeding advice on the iPhone. Breast feeding advice has never been closer or more convenient. These new tools let you take advantage of all the breastfeeding benefits and at the same time answer your breastfeeding questions. Take a look at these three iPhone breastfeeding apps that perform very different functions.
Breastfeeding iPhone Apps For Every Purpose
Tracking Breastfeeding: BabyTracker: Nursing
This is simply a great tool for anyone, but especially helpful for breastfeeding twins because there is so much to keep track of-two babies, two breasts, the data collection is endless! Baby Tracker: Nursing tracks nursing sessions without a notebook, stop-watch, safety pins in your bra, or homely looking bracelets. It’s easy to keep a detailed nursing history, including start/stop time for left and right nursing sides, multiple baby support, history log grouped by day, a place to record bottle feedings by type (Formula/Milk) and amount, summing of full day nursing times and session counts, and even a data export feature so you can email your lactation consultant!
Pumping Breast Milk When You Are Away From Baby: iLetDown
This app stimulates a woman’s let-down, or milk-ejection reflex. It is especially helpful when you need to pump in a stressful environment, like at work! When you open iLetDown, you see a picture of a sleeping baby. (There is also an option to upload your own baby’s image.) You then choose from several audio choices that simulate an actual hungry baby. The idea is that when you see and hear the baby, your milk with let down. Pretty cool, huh?
The Ultimate Mobile Breastfeeding Resource: Breasfeeding Management
Breastfeeding Management was developed by the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition to be a complete informational resource for breastfeeding mothers. The iPhone app provides easy access to helpful breastfeeding resources for new mothers. It includes the Approach to Early Breastfeeding algorithm for achieving the best results with breastfeeding in the first two weeks. This algorithm is especially helpful to those having trouble starting breastfeeding. This progam helps mothers get answers to frequently asked questions about breastfeeding even without a cell phone signal, including information about commonly used medications and their effects on breast milk.
FAQ – Breastfeeding Questions Answered