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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.

MyMedela
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.

sante24 – the free health advice helpline

The doctors and medical specialists at sante24 are available around the clock to provide free information and expert advice to SWICA customers and to answer questions about breastfeeding and being a new mother. Tel. +41 (0)44 404 86 86

SWICA supports the 2018 Breastfeeding Campaign, which runs in German-speaking Switzerland from the end of April until July. For more information, visit: www.stillkampagne.ch

12.06.2018


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