9 Best Breastfeeding Apps for New Parents

Breastfeeding apps can help parents track feedings and manage their nursing schedule. Here are nine reliable options available for downloading today. 

To the uninitiated, breastfeeding and chestfeeding may seem like a piece of cake: Latch your baby, watch TV for the next 20 minutes, and repeat. But for many parents, this natural act is anything but second nature—and that's totally normal.

Breastfeeding is a learned art, says Katy Lebbing, manager of the Center for Breastfeeding Information at La Leche League International. While many new parents rely on hospitals to teach them, hospitals often don't devote much time to educating parents about lactation, Lebbing adds.

The Best Breastfeeding Trackers and Apps

To help the process, we rounded up some of the best breastfeeding apps for new parents. The apps can do a variety of incredible things—track feedings, manage your nursing schedule, record your baby's weight, and more. Some of them can even keep tabs on sleep, diaper changes, and developmental milestones.

Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned breastfeeder or chestfeeder, there's surely an app in this round-up for you. They're all available for free—or at a small price—on your mobile device.

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Baby Feed Timer

Baby Feed Timer App

This app is designed to track breastfeeding progress (when and how long your baby feeds) with simple buttons—and it also tells you when to nurse next and which breast to use first.

Parents can log other important information as well, like bottle feeds, diaper changes, sleep, baby's length and weight, and medication schedules. And perhaps the best part: the app analyzes your inputted data, making it easy for you (and your child’s pediatrician) to see daily, weekly, and monthly averages.

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Medela Family Baby Tracker

MyMedela Baby Tracker

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a breastfeeding expert on call 24/7? Well, you can have the next best thing: the Medela Family Baby Tracker breastfeeding app, designed by the popular pump manufacturer. Use the app to track nursing progress, research common questions, and get expert tips. It also connects with Medela'a Sonata or FreestyleFlex breast pumps—a lifesaver if you’re pumping.

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Baby Daybook

Baby Daybook App

Are you attached to your planner? Then you’ll love the Baby Daybook app, which lets you track your baby’s whole day—including their breastfeeding sessions. You can track daily nursing duration for each breast, milk volume, nursing trends, height and weight, and more. Plus, the app reminds you when it's time to feed, so breastfeeding is one less thing to juggle in your head!

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Baby Tracker Newborn Log

Baby Tracker App

This breastfeeding app was designed by busy parents for busy parents, so you’re guaranteed to get a streamlined experience. The feeding tracker is comprehensive; you can set a pumping or nursing timer with one tap, track nursing time per breast or total session, and write personalized notes.

Parents can also change the settings for formula, solids, or a combination of feeding methods. Finally, the app lets you record other important baby factors like sleep, diaper changes, and growth. Data interpretation is easily broken down by day, week, or month.

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Ovia Parenting & Baby Tracker

Ovia Parenting App for Breastfeeding

Not only does Ovia Parenting & Baby Tracker log breastfeeding sessions, it remembers which breast you used and how long your baby nursed. It also tracks other important information—like sleep, diaper changes, and developmental milestones—so you can easily monitor your baby’s progress. As a bonus, users get access to 1,000+ expert articles, and they can privately share photos and videos with others.

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Huckleberry: Baby and Child

Huckleberry App for Breastfeeding

You might have heard of Huckleberry for its customized baby sleep plans, but it also has a handy breastfeeding tracker. It's the perfect pick for parents looking to fine-tune their baby’s sleep schedule while organizing their feeding sessions.

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Glow Baby Tracker & Growth App

Glow Baby App

The Glow Baby app has three essential tools: timers, notifications, and personalized summaries. Parents can easily track breastfeeding and pumping sessions, along with other statistics like diaper changes, sleep schedules, and more. Plus, users get access to informative advice, and they can connect with other parents on the app.

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Nara Baby Tracker

Nara Baby Tracker

This clever app tracks all things baby from breastfeeding and bottle sessions to diaper changes and sleep. Set reminders for your next feeding session, and add notes when you want to remember something important. You can also share the log with your partner or caregiver for seamless communication.

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Sprout Baby

Sprout Baby App for Breastfeeding

This all-in-one baby tool helps you keep tabs on your infant’s daily activities (like diaper changing and sleep) as well as growth and developmental milestones. If you’re breastfeeding, you’ll enjoy the tools for tracking feedings, summaries that identify patterns, and the ability to share data across devices.

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