Mama Aroha breastfeeding basics app

Mama Aroha breastfeeding basics app

  • A New Zealand app providing information about breastfeeding.
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Mama Aroha app By dmc applications


  • Education and information.
Country of origin New Zealand
Clinical review 

5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? Not apparent
  • Require internet access to use? No (but some links available from the app will need internet)

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How to get the app

The Mama Aroha app provides information about many aspects of breastfeeding. It includes information on the importance of breastfeeding, support for breastfeeding skin to skin, supply and demand feeding, what to expect, feeding cues, latching and positioning, hand expressing and milk storage.

The app is New Zealand-based and connects visuals and kupu Māori to provide a more visually informative resource that is easier to understand.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


Beautifully presented. Easy to follow.

Enables you to press play so information is read out. You can record yourself reading and then play back.

Only available in English.

Clinical review

5 star review

: Dr Judy Ormandy, Obstetrician and gynaecologist, Capital & Coast District Health Board and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Otago, Wellington
Date of review: September 2021
Comments: This app provides information on breastfeeding for mothers and troubleshoots breastfeeding problems. It includes pictures, ‘how to’ pages and information on expressing breastmilk. The app is most useful for new mothers, but is also a possible resource for health professionals less familiar with breastfeeding. It has information on how partners and whānau can support breastfeeding mama. The app has other information relating to maternal care about smoking cessation, reducing risk of SUDI (sudden unexplained death in infancy) and post natal depression. Overall the app is beautifully presented, easy to follow, has good information and is Aotearoa-specific.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Yes, the app is aimed at a New Zealand audience.

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