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Top 3 iPhone Apps for Breastfeeding

Updated on July 17, 2011

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.

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    Scott Ruth 

    7 years ago

    Here's one for the list...

    I made an iPhone app for my wife to help her with nursing when she had our second baby.

    It's called Mommy's Milk.

    It's really simple and cute. You can track pumping sessions or nursing sessions. The app subtotals all your sessions each day and gives you everything you need to remember where you left off or track how much your baby is feeding.

    Here's the app website:

    http://www.scottymanmedia.com/MommysMilk/

    It's only .99¢, but here are a few promo codes, first come first serve!

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    SharkFuel 

    7 years ago

    I am very much interested in getting the information on the best iPhone apps for moms and parents. So, I would say that your article is exactly what I need now. Thank you very much! Great article!

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    StartingMom 

    7 years ago

    This list is still very useful.Thank you! Just like to add a task management app (not necessarily on breastfeeding) that I find really helpful for moms. This is a free app called Intuition aka "Mom's personal assistant" (www.iconapps.com) that helps me juggle A LOT of schedules and activities efficiently.

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    iPhoneDad 

    8 years ago

    My wife has been using the Milk Monitor App http://www.itunes.com/apps/milkmonitor - It makes tracking breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, sleeping, medication and diapers as simple as possible. One of the best apps I've seen on iPhone - it's so simple you can use it with your eyes closed.

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    Shari 

    8 years ago from New York, NY

    I wont be 'breastfeeding' anymore in my future but a good friend of mine is pregnant and I will definitely pass this on to her. . and of course she is an iphone user!

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    Laura 

    8 years ago

    The nursing management app was actually created for clinicians as stated in the app description: ..'developed by the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition to help the clinician identify, triage and manage common breastfeeding problems in the first weeks of life.'

    I'm not saying that breastfeeding mothers wouldn't find it useful, but when you read it you can see that it's from a viewpoint that is information toward clinicians.

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