Addicted to your smart phone? If the answer is yes, you will be happy to learn there is a multitude of apps for baby care and breastfeeding. The real question is…are these apps helpful? For the answer, you may need to try one for yourself.
Apps track diaper changes, feedings, naps, baths, and medications. Some apps even allow you to combine a picture of your partner and yourself to see how your future baby may look (usually this is a weird mixture of both of your features; mother-nature tends to do a better job).
You may find tracking apps useful in the first week or two, as you adjust to parenting an infant. If you find an app helpful for remembering feeding times, then keep using it. When it becomes more of a hassle to remember to log the feedings, then it is time to stop using it. It is much better to watch your baby and learn his cues rather than depending on a devise to decide when to feed him.
Remember, your newborn didn’t read the book, doesn’t know how to tell time, or use a smart phone (which he will learn soon enough!), but he does know how to tell you that he’s hungry. You just need to take the time to learn your baby’s language.