A guide to the best breastfeeding apps


by Catriona Watson |

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! Breastfeeding apps can help you track your feeding times, guide you with positions and offer advice.

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.

1) Baby Feed Timer


This app is designed for mothers who want to track when and how long their baby feeds, including a useful reminder for when a feed is due. It even tells you which breast to start on! This app is recommended by NHS midwives across the UK as you can easily log data using different phones or check online at babyfeedtimer.net which makes it easy to share your baby's day with your partner. It creates easy to read charts so that you can see your baby's day at a glance and quickly spot trends!

This app is rated 4.6 stars and is available for Apple and Android users.

2) Baby Tracker - Activity Log


Designed by busy parents, for busy parents, Baby Tracker offers a simple, streamlined way to track your baby’s daily habits, health, and exciting “firsts” of those precious early days and months. Record feedings, nappy changes, and sleep patterns with a quick one-handed tap, then feel free to go back later and add details and even photos. Baby Tracker makes it simple to track all of your child’s important information for doctors and caregivers, as well as share all the exciting milestones of his or her development with friends and family. Perhaps most importantly, Baby Tracker handles all the details so you never have to take significant time away from the joys of parenting.

This app is rated 4.5 stars and is available for Apple and Android users.

3) Breastfeeding - Baby Tracker App


If you’re simply after a breastfeeding app and no more, you should give the Breastfeeding Baby Tracker App a try. The app lets you simply record your baby’s breastfeeding journey, including which side they nurse on and will tell you your baby’s typical breastfeeding time. If you want to take the app a step further, you can purchase add-ons to track their feeding, sleeping, your pumping and your baby’s weight.

This app is rated 4.6 stars and is available for Android users.

4) LactApp

LactApp is a breastfeeding expert in your pocket. Whether you have a query around breastfeeding during pregnancy or after birth, LactApp is your virtual breastfeeding consultant that can help. Simply input yours and your baby’s data, select the topic of your query and the app will try and answer your question for you. As well as this, you can also keep track of your baby’s feeds, changes in height and weight, dirty nappies and it even includes personalised plans for preparing to return to work.

This app is rated 4.6 stars and is available for Apple and Android users.

5) Baby Daybrook App

If you’re someone who likes to stay organised and on top of everything then you’ll love the Baby Daybook app. It allows you to monitor your baby’s complete schedule, from breastfeeding to pumping, nappy changes (and what’s in those nappies), to your baby’s growth, potty training to how long they sleep and even bath time! You can even share the data with your partners, so you both know where your baby is at. The app even reminds you when it’s time to feed, so there’s one less thing to worry about.

This app is rated 4.8 stars and is available for Apple and Android users.

6) Pumping Tracker - Breast Milk Pump Log for Mama

As a new mama, there's an overload of information you need to keep track of. This app makes it easier than ever to consistently track your pumping sessions, and it'll even send you reminders so you don't forget to pump. You can time the pumping, track the duration and amount of each pump, monitor the freezer stash and estimate the days to reach your goal.

This app is rated 4.4 stars and is available for Apple users.

7) ParentLove Baby Tracker, Breastfeeding Tracker app

The ParentLove Baby Tracker App is parent’s new best friend, as the app will track your newborn, infant or toddlers daily activities, including when they last ate, woke up, napped  and had their last nappy change. This app has been created by a Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Specialist mum of two, so you can trust all

This app is rated 4.9 stars and is available for Apple and Android users.

8) Peanut - Meet Mum Friends

When you have a little one and you find yourself stuck inside a lot breastfeeding, it can feel isolating. This is why it is so important to meet likeminded people to help support you along your breastfeeding journey. Peanut is the app for mothers. They make it easy to connect and learn from like-minded women because let’s face it, the more women in your life, the better it becomes. You can connect with mamas like you, near you, chat and create meetups and share experiences across meaningful topics.

This app is rated 4.4 stars and is available for Apple and Android users.

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