The phrase "it takes a village" applies to just about everything in parenthood, including pumping. Any mom who has spent even a few hours pumping can tell you that it's no simple task. Besides being very time consuming, using a breast pump requires you to track your output, label and sort your pumped milk, keep track of which side you're on, and so much more. If you don't have a literal village to help you out on your pumping journey, there are several apps to make pumping easier that will at least help you keep your proverbial ducks in a row when it comes to pumping.
Although I only pumped on an as-needed basis (like when we were out of town, or I really needed that date night with my husband,) I can imagine how helpful having a virtual sidekick to help log all of your pumping info would be. Especially if, like me, you aren't the greatest at remembering every minute detail in your head.
From the amounts you've pumped, to which side you need to start with next time, to when your baby ate last, to the comparison of your supply from week to week, these apps will keep everything neatly sorted all in one place, allowing you to focus on making that liquid gold and recording it all with the push of a few buttons.
1. Pump Log
2. Baby Connect
3. iFeed Baby Timer
Featured in The New York Times and Parenting magazines, the Milkmaid app ($3) is perfectly designed with pumping moms in mind. With options to track your milk stash (even when its stored in multiple locations), your favorite pumping locations, and the exact amounts your baby has been eating.