The Breastfeeding Chronicles: Feeding in the Winter: The Breastvest: Review
Now that the winter is well and truly here, I need to think about extra layers when it comes to feeding T out and about. Annoyingly, I can’t just take myself off to a cafe anymore for warmth as T gets easily distracted with the sounds around him.
Apart from when T was teeny, and I stayed indoors for a while, I’ve always been a one-up-one-down kinda gal when it came to feeding. I did try nursing tops, but they either didn’t suit me or they were a bit fiddly. This one-up-one-down method meant I could wear my favourite t-shirts again, didn’t flash my postpartum gut, and didn’t have to whop my boob out of my shirt.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that women clearly still breastfeed, there aren’t many options when it comes to under tops. You’re very much limited to plain vests. These vests are often a quick (and cheap) pick up from the local supermarket but they don’t always fit well and they have a habit of rising up regardless of whether you tuck it in.
The breastvest assists with all of this by not only being longer than the average t-shirt, but it’s sleek and figure hugging design means it doesn’t even look (or feel) like you’re wearing anything underneath your top or shirt.
The way the breastvest works is very simple. Put it on like any other vest until you come to the front of the top, this then automatically sits comfortably underneath your bra. It’s almost like a girdle for your breastfeeding needs. Once comfortable, you can then adjust the straps like you would with bra straps.
I really like the breastvest as it’s lightweight but stays put regardless of movement. It doesn’t make you overheat like most extra layers would, and you often don’t know you’re wearing it. The breastvest come in a choice of sizes and come in black or white, so will go with most items of clothing.
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I was given a large black breastvest for the purpose of a review. All opinions and views are my own.