Couple develops Android app to help nursing mothers


One of the most popular apps for families on the market today was designed by a family from Texoma, Texas. This couple developed a 21st century way to help moms breastfeed.

Lindsay Standridge gave birth to her son Harrison five months ago. She says she struggled to breastfeed her son, but wanted to ensure he got the nutrients from her milk, so like most mothers Lindsay started pumping.

"He just wouldn't latch and it was just, it was really tough,” Lindsay remembers.

Lindsay says she had to pump almost every two hours, often times losing track of when and how she'd already pumped.

Her husband Dylan took notice.

"He saw me all the nights, like I was crying, I mean any woman who has had a baby that's tried to breastfeed knows how hard it is,” Lindsay said. “I mean if they're not successful especially."

So Dylan developed an app exclusively for Android users, to help other moms with the same issue.

"It was just like an ah-ha moment, where we thought about this app and so for three months straight he worked on it,” Lindsay said.

Dylan says MilkStack quickly started trending and became the top paid app.

"Me being on the global data analytics platform for Walmart,” Dylan said. “I decided these are very small calculations smaller data and I can go out and build this myself."

Dylan says the app calculates when women should stop pumping, how many days left until a woman is finished, and includes a freezer stash log.

"We do some calculations analytics on when you'll be done based on how much your baby's eating, averages for the week and averages on how much you're actually freezing per day,” Dylan said.

The couple says moms as far as Australia and the Middle East are even using the app.

"They love it,” Lindsay said.

And Dylan says it all started to make moms life easier.

"The world's evolving the way we live every day, everything's getting closer and closer to digital and, you know, we're gonna be one of the generations that help push it,” Dylan said.