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Feed Safe app

Health app | By: Australian Breastfeeding Association

In summary

  • About: app to assist women in making the best decisions about alcohol and breastfeeding
  • Suitable for: women who are breastfeeding
  • Cost: free
  • More information: Visit this page

Feed Safe was developed to assist women in making the best decisions about alcohol and breastfeeding, by providing information based on the most current research and the official guidelines of the NHMRC. For those women who do choose to drink occasionally while breastfeeding, Feed Safe assists in doing this in the safest way possible, by helping women to understand when their breastmilk is free of alcohol.

Feed Safe is a collaboration between the Australian Breastfeeding Association, Reach Health Promotion Innovations and Curtin University. It is based on the latest research, and the official guidelines of Australia's peak health and medical research body, the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Feed Safe:

  • contains answers to the most common questions about alcohol and breastfeeding, with information from Australia's most trusted experts.
  • It includes a timer. If you decide to have an occasional drink, the app uses your height, weight and alcohol intake to accurately estimate when your breastmilk should be free of alcohol, and alert you when this time has been reached.
  • It includes a handy Australian standard drinks guide, to help you to understand how much alcohol is in a range of common drinks.
  • It includes contact information for the Australian Breastfeeding Association helpline and contact numbers for Alcohol and Drug Information Services around Australia. You can call your local service directly from the app.

Feed Safe is a free app and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Feed Safe app

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NOTE: This app is provided by one of Healthdirect Australia's trusted information partners. Please consider if this app is appropriate for your own individual circumstances. There may be costs to use the app or it may be free. You may also be charged for data from your telecommunications provider. For 24-hour health advice call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or if you need help now these emergency and crisis helplines can provide immediate support.

Last reviewed: February 2023

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