The Best Breast-Feeding Apps of the Year

We’ve selected these apps based on their user reviews, organized interfaces, and overall effectiveness in making breast-feeding a breeze. If you would like to suggest an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com!

The nutrients in your breast milk just can’t be duplicated, and the benefits are many. And while breast-feeding takes less time than making, washing, and storing bottles, it may also require some data tracking. Finding the time to both pump and track can also be tough when you work outside of the home, have other kids to take care of, or have a house to run.

These tracker and timer apps can help parents keep it all organized and running smoothly.

Baby Connect

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars $4.99

This app is a comprehensive way to track everything happening with your baby. It will track feedings, pumpings, diaper changes, and naps. In addition, it will track sleep patterns, development milestones, activities, and moods on a daily basis. You can also keep up with any medications you need to give your baby, as well as vaccinations and doctor visits. You are able to set up reminders for any event you need to remember, such as feedings, doctor appointments, and more. It also synchronizes to other devices, so anyone caring for your baby can be up-to-date on what needs to be done and when.

Baby Development Week by Week

Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

This app is a great resource for anyone with a new baby. It provides tips and hints on breast-feeding as well as formula feeding, and will keep you informed on what milestones and activities your baby should be achieving week by week. You can store photos of your baby to mark each milestone and, just for mom, it has beauty tips and secrets you can use after labor and delivery. This app will also give you helpful baby tips and ideas, like how to soothe your baby when they won’t stop crying.

Baby Nursing

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
3.5 stars Free

Keeping track of how often your baby feeds and for how long can help you figure out feeding patterns and help you identify when something might be wrong. This app makes it simple to start and stop the timer for each feeding, and if you forget to stop it at the end of a feeding, it will send you a reminder. When you input changes in your baby’s weight, height, and even head size, the app creates a growth chart so you can visualize the changes. You can sync the app with multiple devices, making it easy for your partner or babysitter to jump right in and keep your baby on schedule.

Breastfeeding

Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

This app can make tracking your baby’s feedings quick and easy. Instead of typing in information, most items have simple one touch logs to make it much easier to use. You can track breast feedings as well as bottle feedings. In addition, it tracks diaper changes, sleep, crying, and changes in your baby’s weight. All this information can be analyzed in graphs as well as in diary format, which makes it easy to follow and share with your doctor.

Feed Baby

Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

Keeping track of everything that is happening with your baby can be overwhelming at times. The Feed Baby app gives you an organized place to track it all, from breast feedings to formula feedings to pumping schedules, and more. And it covers more than just what your baby eats. You can also track your baby’s diaper changes, naps, baths, and overall growth. The app also syncs to other mobile devices so everyone involved can be kept up to date. This will also give you access to all the information your baby’s doctor needs at each visit.

Similac Baby Journal

Android rating:
4 stars Free

This app’s simple, easy to navigate interface may be just what a tired and overwhelmed mom needs. You can use it to track the length of each feeding as well as the time between. It also keeps track of the amount of time your baby sleeps each day, as well as their growth, diaper changes, and more. It features graphs which show you how much your baby is eating at various times of the day and what their daily average is.

Breast Milk Calculator

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars $2.99

When you are breast-feeding, it can be hard to tell exactly how much milk your baby is drinking. This makes it difficult to know how much to pump and leave for the sitter. The Breast Milk Calculator app will give you the specific amount of milk your baby is getting at each feeding. It is also helpful if you feed your baby formula. While you may make a full bottle, your baby may not actually finish it. This app lets you log exactly how much your baby drinks of each bottle so you have a more accurate amount for each day.

LactMed

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

When you are breast-feeding, medications can affect your milk production and possibly even your baby. This extensive database, created by the National Library of Medicine, allows you to look up your medications and supplements and get all the information you need. You can find out if your medication slows your milk production or if it might have any effect on your baby. If it does, it also lists alternatives you can take for the same result that cause little or no issues with your milk or baby. Always check with your doctor before changing any prescription medications.

latchME

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
3.5 stars Free

Whether you’re a new mom or on your third or fourth baby, breast-feeding presents new challenges and questions with each child. This app connects you to the best resources as well as a community of other parents and healthcare providers to help answer all your questions. If your baby is having trouble latching on, there are great videos that show you how you can help improve your baby’s latch. The app will also locate the best places around you to feed or pump when you are on the go!

Pump Log

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free

Pumping exclusively can be a lot to keep up with, especially if you work outside the home. The Pump Log keeps up with your pumping schedule for you, so you can focus on other things during the day. You can set reminders, time each pumping session, and also receive tips on how to boost your milk production if necessary. Your information can be exported to a spreadsheet, so you can see when you are producing the most, the least, or if your production is gradually slowing down.