The Breastfeeding Central app is like having a breastfeeding expert in the palm of your hand. Written by a board certified lactation consultant, it guides you through every phase of nursing your baby.
Learn how to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy, get started in the hospital, and successfully manage the early days and months of nursing.
A section on Common Difficulties provides helpful suggestions if any problems occur.
Save your favorite sections for easy reference with the handy bookmark feature.
POPULAR TOPICS INCLUDE:
Benefits of breastfeeding
What to expect the first four days
First night home from the hospital
How to make plenty of milk
What to do if baby won’t settle after a feeding
Caring for a toddler & the new baby
Medications & breastfeeding
Diet, alcohol & losing your baby weight
Starting solid foods
Returning to work
Use Breastfeeding Central’s Help Locator to find board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) and breastfeeding support groups worldwide.
Breastfeeding Central is written by Beverley Rae, MSW, IBCLC, who has helped thousands of mothers to breastfeed successfully. Beverley’s 25 years of experience as a board certified lactation consultant began with nursing her own five children. She is a former president of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Beverley received a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Her private practice, Breastfeeding Resources, is located in Manhasset, New York.
Learn more at www.breastfeedingresources.net and www.facebook.com/BreastfeedingResources.
Breastfeeding Central covers all of the following:
PREPARATION FOR BREASTFEEDING
-Benefits for mother & baby
-Helpful books & websites
-Creating your ‘nursing corner’
-Forming a support system & more
GETTING STARTED IN THE HOSPITAL
-Positioning baby at breast & latching on
-What to expect the first four days
-How to make plenty of milk
EARLY DAYS AT HOME
-First night home from the hospital
-How often & how long should feedings be?
-How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
-What if my baby won’t settle after a feeding?
-Partner’s role in successful breastfeeding
-Taking care of yourself
-The importance of support & where to find it
-Managing a toddler & the new baby
-Baby won’t latch on
-Low milk supply
-Too much milk
THE FIRST SIX MONTHS
-How long should I plan to breastfeed?
-Diet, alcohol & weight loss
-Nursing in public
-Medications & breastfeeding
-Starting solid foods
RETURNING TO WORK
-Planning for your return to work
-Pumping & storing breastmilk
-How much milk to leave
-How often to pump at work
-Keeping up your milk supply
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Ratings and Reviews
This app is such a great resource for new breast feeding mothers. It is practical and concise and gives all of the information you need and none of the information you don't need about breast feeding. The internet is loaded with information about breast feeding which is both a blessing and a curse! It's overwhelming to sift through hundreds of websites looking for answers to your questions. It is even more overwhelming to overload yourself with too much complicated (and sometimes inaccurate) information when all you really want to do is feed your baby!
Everything here is simplified and organized in a really easy way. I loved the advice about coaxing yourself through, one feeding at a time, when things seem too difficult. In the very early weeks there were many times when I was convinced that breastfeeding wasn't working out. But now I am so glad that I stuck with it because nothing is more beautiful and perfect than sustaining your baby with your own body. It really does get easier if you stick with it and seek help from real professionals and resources like this.
5 stars for having the RIGHT information...
My wife and I recently had our first baby. We spent a lot of time during pregnancy reading up on prenatal care and breastfeeding methods. We took a handful of classes, practiced hypnobabies techniques, and took great care to be as prepared and knowledgeable as we could be as first timers. But, if you're reading this, you know there's a lot of information out there about all this stuff and lots of different approaches to everything involving a newborn baby. The value of this app is not that it provides information about breast feeding, but that it collects and provides the RIGHT information. And when you're in the middle of feeding the first week, or working on the initial latch, or feeding at 6 months, you're going to want this information at your fingertips. It's wise, natural, and empowering. The app has been a massive help to have in these early days, and saved us from needing to sift through the sea of information on the web when we needed quick reference.
Worth every penny.
As a health care provider, I find this app to be a valuable asset to recommend to my patients, and I have also shared it with many of my colleagues. I am impressed with the wealth of information and useful tips for new parents that it provides in such a practical and well-organized format. Most of my work is in an emergency setting, and for patients presenting with breastfeeding related concerns, Breastfeeding Central provides the reassurance that they need after discharge. On a personal note, it is wonderful to know that when the day comes that I too may find myself challenged by the skills of breastfeeding, that such a supportive resource will be available to me. Perhaps my only wish for the future would be if a Spanish language version of the app (or other languages for that matter) could be developed, to make it available to an even wider population.
- Beverley A Rae
- 52.6 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Unrestricted Web Access
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- Copyright© 2014 by Beverley Rae. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.