Breastfeeding mums need all the help they can get. We think now is the time to turn to tech! We have trawled the App Store to find the best breastfeeding apps to help you along the way!
Breastfeeding has so many benefits and some women find it a breeze that makes them feel connected to their precious tot. However, it can feel isolating or like a tricky minefield that you don't quite know how to navigate. You might find your friendship circle shrinks or you're mum-shamed for how you decide to parent.
It's not all doom and gloom! Help can come in a way that might surprise you. There is an app for everything whether it's breastfeeding guides or ways to meet like-minded women. Check out this list of the best free breastfeeding apps available now in the UK.
8 of the best free breastfeeding apps:
The Breast Start App will give you evidence based information from NHS professionals about all aspects of breastfeeding. The Breast Start App will help you find support locally, now covering 10 areas of UK, and nationally get your baby breastfeeding, solve problems, teach you to hand express, offer you rewards, talk about donor milk, guide you to local breastfeeding friendly places and much, much more!
3) Breast Start
LactMed, part of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET®), is a database of drugs and dietary supplements that may affect breastfeeding. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. The app also features links to breastfeeding resources from credible organizations.
latchME collects great breastfeeding resources shared by mothers just like you, then connects you to those resources based on your location. Think of it as a breastfeeding tracker app that tracks super helpful people, great advice, fun support groups, and convenient places to feed. latchMe allows you to easily locate and book an expert today for a home visit, ask mothers and professionals anything via chat and get instant advice, improve your baby's latch with clear videos and instructions and read other breastfeeding mothers' experiences.
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