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Maternal Wellbeing

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Feed Safe

An app that provides information about alcohol and breastfeeding. It contains official recommendations from the NZ Ministry of Health.

While the app acknowledges that drinking alcohol while breastfeeding should be avoided, it provides information about breastfeeding and occasional alcohol use, to enable the user to make safe decisions. It uses your height and weight and alcohol intake to estimate when your breastmilk should be free of alcohol. The timer function can alert you when this time has been reached. It also has answers to frequently asked questions around alcohol and breastfeeding such as how does alcohol affect breastmilk.  It has been made available by WellSouth Primary Health Network. For a complete app description go to the websiteGoogle Play or iTunes