We have been working with local women and community breastfeeding groups to create a breastfeeding mapping mobile application called FeedFinder. In our initial design work we found that women had felt trapped in their house in the early days of having a baby partly because they were unsure where had good facilities for breastfeeding when they were out and about in the city centre. We’re aiming to try and improve women’s early experiences of breastfeeding through an android-based map application which we have designed in collaboration with breastfeeding women.
The app works much like Trip Advisor, or Urban Spoon. It allows women to search for breastfeeding places near to their current location, access other mother’s reviews of these breastfeeding places, as well as add their own review or even add a new breastfeeding place to the map.
Each place can be rated from 1 to 5 stars (5 being the best) for how comfortable, clean and private the place is as well as the quality of the baby facilities. In addition, the amount spent during a visit can also be entered.
We’re very proud to say the app is available both on the App store and Google Play for free. So, if you’re a breastfeeding Mum please download the app and start adding some reviews to share your experiences and expertise with mums thinking about breastfeeding in public for the first time!