Practical breastfeeding apps

Practical breastfeeding apps

The baby has arrived – so be sure not to forget anything important! The first days and weeks with a newborn can be very demanding for new parents. And having the right breastfeeding app on your smartphone can therefore make a big difference.
Modern technology makes many things easier, including having a child. The latest apps designed for mothers can help you keep track of your baby’s development. Especially useful are those that help mothers remember which breast their child last nursed on and how long ago it was.

Every app has its advantages, so whether you go for simplicity or multiple functions, it’s important to choose the one that best suits your needs.

You can download the following apps free of charge from the App Store or from Google Play, but this is only a small selection.

Medela Family - Baby Tracker

Medela AG has come up with “MyMedela,” an app designed to help pregnant women and new mothers record and evaluate their breastfeeding and baby-related activities around the clock. You can use the app to track the times you breastfeed and pump milk, how long the baby sleeps, when you change its nappy, and its height and weight. It also includes a guide with experts’ answers to frequently asked questions on pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Baby Tracker

The “Baby Tracker” app works in much the same way as “MyMedela”. The app can be used to track and analyse the times you breastfeed and pump milk, how long the baby sleeps, and when you change its nappy. It also has functions for documenting milestones, temperature measurements and vaccinations. However, this app has no expert function and is only used for gathering and analysing data.

Nursing Timer

This app is extremely easy to use. Its main function is a breastfeeding timer which uses a stopwatch to show how long the baby has been nursed on each breast. The entries show the date, the duration and the pauses between feeds. The duration of bottle feeds is also recorded, and the amount of milk can be entered afterwards. This app is good for mothers who only want to document their breastfeeding.

If you have any questions about feeding and caring for your baby, SWICA customers can contact the santé24 telemedicine service free of charge on +41 44 404 86 86. A telemedicine practice licence allows santé24 physicians to provide additional medical services in cases that are suited to a telemedicine approach. SWICA customers can also use the BENECURA medical app to carry out a digital SymptomCheck and receive recommendations about what to do next. During a subsequent phone call with santé24, customers can decide for themselves whether to release their information from SymptomCheck to santé24.