By Allison Dixley
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The Alpha Parents Timeline of a breastfed baby now available as an app. All the information you need to breastfeed from birth to 2 years+ split along an easy to read timeline. Includes facebook with direct access to The Alpha Parent
All the information in this app is available for free on The Alpha Parent blog, your purchase helps support me in my research into breastfeeding.
All babies reach milestones on their own developmental timeline. A multitude of factors influence the rate of each baby’s individual growth such as genetics, form of delivery, gestation at delivery, medical issues, effectiveness of the placenta prior to delivery, and so on. However there is a persistent and understandable demand from first-time mothers for information on what is considered ‘the norm’.
This is particularly so with breastfeeding, as understanding breastmilk intake is more complex than looking at the oz mark on a bottle. This is a topic rife with large-scale confusion, especially as breastfeeding mothers are in the minority and can often find themselves, and their health workers, comparing their baby with formula-fed babies.
Breastfed babies are not the same as formula fed babies. One is fed the milk of its own species; the other is fed the milk of an entirely different species, so it is unsurprising that stark differences can be observed. What follows is a timeline detailing the journey of the average breastfed baby.
I hope it will prove to be a useful and reassuring tool for new mothers.
Worthy of five stars, but a little ugly.
I have depended on Alpha Parent's timeline of a breastfed baby and timeline of baby/toddler sleep online for all three of my children. They are the MOST helpful resources I've ever found. The online website is a little clunky and ads always interfere with the content, so I was eager to pay the 99¢ to get an app without interferences. It's great, just ugly. I'm generally a fan of great UIs so that's the only reason I give this app 4 stars. But I refer all my new mom friends to The Alpha Parent!
Simple, functional and extremely useful!
I usually don't take the time to do reviews. Im always in a hurry and need hands on information, stated in a simple manner. I really love this app. It explains EVERYTHING, and being a first time mom it has helped me a lot. Thank you!!!!
Website version is hard to read. This makes it easier, lots of info and less spam