Breastfeeding Central is your personal breastfeeding helper - on call at any hour.
Developed by a board certified lactation consultant with 30 years of experience, it guides and supports you like a good friend who happens to be a breastfeeding expert.
Learn how to prepare for breastfeeding, manage the early days and months with confidence, and handle any problems.
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Breastfeeding Central was developed by New York lactation consultant Beverley Rae, MSW, IBCLC, who has helped thousands of mothers to breastfeed successfully. Beverley’s three decades of experience 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, NY.
Breastfeeding Central covers all of the following:
PREPARATION FOR BREASTFEEDING
-Benefits for mother and baby
-Creating your ‘nursing corner’
-Forming a support system and more
GETTING STARTED IN THE HOSPITAL
-Positioning baby at breast and 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 and 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 and where to find it
-Managing a toddler and 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 and weight loss
-Nursing in public
-Medications and breastfeeding
-Starting solid foods
RETURNING TO WORK
-Planning for your return to work
-Pumping and storing breastmilk
-How much milk to leave
-How often to pump at work
-Keeping up your milk supply
New design and updated content.
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.
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- Beverley A Rae
- 42.6 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Unrestricted Web Access Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- Copyright© 2014, 2023 by Beverley Rae. All rights reserved.
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.