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The Top 4 Breastfeeding Resources Apps

Top 5 Apps for Breastfeeding Your Baby

Hold onto your hooters, ladies…

You have probably downloaded some mediocre breastfeeding chart apps.  They are somewhat akin to your nipple shield- useful, but not terribly impressive.  Some innovative apps with valuable breastfeeding resources are out now.  It is time for us to take the beauty of breastfeeding your baby and put a techno-spin on it.

Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator App 

The Nursing Room Locator App uses GPS to guide a nursing goddess to one of over 2000 lactation rooms to breastfeed and breast pump.  This app connects you to these lactation lounges across the United States and abroad.  Moms Pump Here screens locations for your safety, and breastfeeding moms can leave reviews about their experiences at the nursing locations.  In my opinion, this is the most valuable of all breastfeeding resources available.   For the complete list of features, click here.   Moms Pump Here offers a free version and a “pro” version.  I am not usually an app-purchaser, but this one is an exception.  The entirety of benefits far exceeds the $1.99.  Should you choose the free app, you can still access the “pro” features on the Moms Pump Here website.
Cost: Free or $1.99 (depending on which version)

Platforms: Apple App Store or Google Play

 LactMed App 

Are you concerned about which medications could affect your nursing baby?  LactMed contains over 450 drug records and includes information such as maternal levels in breast milk, blood levels in babies, potential effects to the baby and to your milk supply. It also gives you an index indicating the level of compatibility of the drug with breastfeeding and alternate drugs to consider.
Cost: Free 
Platforms: Apple App Store or Google Play

Baby Nursing/Breastfeeding App by Sevenlogistics

There are a lot of trackers out there.  This one is the most complete breastfeeding chart.  The timer tracks your feedings and graphs them by most recent, averages, and cumulative totals.  This makes watching for trends a snap.  Taking the data that you input, it gives you a rough idea of how much you have fed your baby.  You can even capture pictures, video, and audio to see your baby grow over time and log special moments.  This app’s GPS monitors where, when, and for long you were breastfeeding your baby.  The growth chart tracks your baby’s length, weight, and head circumference and displays the data on easy-to-read charts.  Get this…you can sync it with your spouse or pediatrician!  This is one of the most comprehensive breastfeeding resources imaginable.
Cost: Free 
Platforms: Apple App Store or Google Play

 

LatchME App 

The LatchME app gives you the support that you need when you are breastfeeding your baby PLUS connects you with a support system of nursing moms.  LatchME is a treasure trove of breastfeeding resources and a community of support.  Directly from the app, you can book a home visit with an expert, connect with other nursing moms, and find a nursing spot.  LatchME provides videos within the app for help with issues such as latching woes.  There is product research available for breast care supplies and nursing products as well.  You also have access to locations of stores that support breastfeeding.  True advocacy.
Cost: Free 
Platforms: Apple App Store or Google Play

 

Mahmee

Mahmee is a healthcare app that provides personalized, ongoing postpartum care to new moms and infants.  Support for new moms is given in the following key areas:

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 Mahmee equips nursing moms with breastfeeding resources such as:

  • Unlimited Q&A with Nurses
  • Weekly Virtual Support Groups
  • Personalized Advice Every Day
  • Top-Ranked Private Care
Cost: The free plan includes two messages per month, articles, and daily advice.  The $30.00/month plan includes unlimited messages with experts and 20% off of support group sessions.  The $60.00/month plan includes unlimited messaging with experts, unlimited support group sessions, and 30% off of all private online consults.
Platforms: mobile app

 

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