Mum's Breast Friend is an android app, designed by a breastfeeding mum for breastfeeding mums!

Nursing mums, don't leave home without Mum's Breast Friend! Breastfeeding is a learnt skill. With so much to learn, do you need extra things to worry about? Nursing mothers need support and information, yet mothers cannot access a lactation consultant quickly, or after hours. Mum's Breast Friend performs an important function as an accurate, timely and trusted source of information, advice and referral. The app contains a calculator, and breastfeeding tips and hints. Mum's Breast Friend helps you take control!
'I developed Mums' Breast Friend when I was breastfeeding, because the app I needed didn't exist! I hope it can help other women continue to breastfeed for as long as they want'. Designer of Mum's Breast Friend.




Your opinion is valuable! 


Are you breastfeeding now? Or have you ever breastfed? Or do you know somebody who is?
Mums' Breast Friend is also conducting an anonymous survey about breastfeeding.
Its an important survey to try and establish some of the reasons why women stop breastfeeding, or wean early, and your thoughts and ideas will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

More about Mum's Breast Friend.

Mum's Breast Friend is currently in Beta, with a working prototype that needs to be tested. We need testers! If you are a breastfeeding mum, or know someone who might be interested, Get in touch!

Problems breastfeeding? If you are experiencing problems feeding now, please contact breastfeeding counsellors at the Australian Breastfeeding Association 
helpline. For trained lactation consultants in your area, please visit LCANZ.




Why does Australia need Mum's Breast Friend?


Less than one per cent of Australian children are breast feeding on their second birthday! Although 90% of Australian women begin to breastfeed their babies, we have one of the lowest breastfeeding success rates in the world. "A tiny one percent of Australian women breastfeed for the W.H.O. recommended minimum of 2 years." *
Low breastfeeding success rates mean health risks for both mother and baby and subsequent community and health costs. These health risks include:
"... a higher risk of a host of illnesses in children including respiratory infections, gastro-enteritis, obesity, diabetes, middle ear infections and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
By not continuing to breastfeed mothers themselves are at higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers, type 2 diabetes, heart attack, rheumatoid arthritis and hip fracture in old age,"*
"Women lack information about the importance of breastfeeding and how to overcome challenges while breastfeeding," Dr Gribble says.*Nursing mothers need support and information, yet mothers cannot access a lactation consultant quickly, or after hours. Mum's Breast Friend performs an important function as an accurate, timely and trusted source of information, advice and referral.
*Gribble, Dr Karleen. "UWS Study Reveals What it Takes to Breastfeed Successfully"