Way back in October when I visited The Baby Show for Trade I met one of the lovely founders of the ingenious yet simple breastvest. Although I was only sporting a small bump at the time she suggested that I would make good use the breastfeeding vest during my pregnancy as well as beyond it.
The vest is a revolutionary item of breastfeeding underwear that can be worn under any of your normal clothes. It was created, designed, tested and approved by breastfeeding mums. The breastvest is held in place by specially designed straps and the purpose of the vest is to sit underneath your nursing bra (as shown in the picture) and act as a cover up for your stomach. So you can lift up your existing top to feed your baby whilst keeping your stomach area covered as well, creating maximum coverage and discretion. I know when I fed my son it wasn’t just the thought of flashing my boob to any passer by, it was also the fact I was incredibly conscious of my post baby tummy being on show as well.
The fabric is extremely soft and very stretchy being made of 95% viscose and 5% elastane. I have been using the vest quite a bit now in the later stages of my pregnancy as it is nice and long, so it enables me to wear some of my pre pregnancy tops by providing that bit extra underneath to cover my bump. At the same time the lycra offers great support.
You can purchase the breastvest from www.breastvest.co.uk for £15. I think the price is extremely reasonable for the options that the vest gives you. If bought during pregnancy then it’s one staple item that will provide you with month’s worth of wear and help you adapt your outfits accordingly. One thing I remember from my first pregnancy is wanting to desperately wear some ordinary clothes again and to actually enjoy clothes again, without having to avoid looking in shop windows in case I might spot something I liked but yet was completely unsuitable. I have a black vest which has been perfect for most of my maternity/winter wardrobe but they also come available in white and some limited edition colours and range in sizes from XS to XL.
I am yet to welcome my new baby so am unable to give a full review at this time of the benefits during breastfeeding. I shall however post again to let you all know how I am getting along. This item is worth investing in before the birth of your baby so I would strongly recommend one ladies!
NB. I was kindly given the breastvest to try out but all views and opinions are entirely my own.