Breastfeeding with breastvest – A Review
Now there is some lovely breastfeeding fashion out there that allow easy access for baby when feeding but without compromising on style for mum. Sometimes though they can come with a bit of a price tag which is fine for when you want to have a bit of splurge, but when the pennies are tight (and on maternity leave they definitely are!) wouldn’t it be nice to be able to continue to use your existing wardrobe when breastfeeding?
Well I think you can by using the really simple yet effective garment called the breastvest. I was first introduced to the breastvest during this year’s Keeping Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger hunt and thought it was a really great idea – so much so that I featured it in my breastfeeding top tips as a top clothing choice. It acts as a specially adapted vest to go under whatever it is you’re wearing to help cover your tummy so that you can lift up your top layer of clothing to allow breastfeeding access, without showing all your lumps and bumps.
I will admit to owning only a handful of breastfeeding clothes and have just been using my pre-pregnancy dresses. This has meant that on most occasions I end up lifting my dress up for L to access my breasts so that anyone with me has a lovely view of my high waist leggings and post pregnancy belly – not a good look! So I’ve been looking forward to putting the breastvest through its paces over the past week.
I was sent a breastvest in black in a size XL to try and when I opened the packaging, it did look just like a normal vest top. It was only when I put it on did I realise that it was a bit different to a normal vest top. The straps are longer (but fully adjustable) to allow the main fabric part to sit under my bust to cover my belly.
I am a size 18 and it fit me well – a good length and comfortable fit. The fabric is lovely and soft and has good stretch to it. Now my body isn’t ready to be shown to the world just yet (I’m still in post pregnancy mode) in order to model the breastvest in action, but this fab video shows you how it is worn and how it works!
I will however show you how invisible it is under whatever you are wearing. I wore it under one of my coral skater dresses which are quite fitted around the waist. As you can see from the photos, you wouldn’t realise I was wearing a vest underneath at all – even with it being in black too (Please excuse the awful posing – I hate having my photo taken so please be kind!)!
You can buy breastvests are in black and white colourways with sizes ranging from XS to XL (a size 8-18 – please see their size guide here). At the minute, there are some special offers on a range of limited edition coloured breastvests where you can purchase them for the great price of £10 with the regular price being £15 – bargain!
My breastvest is going to be invaluable to me for when I go back to work in 3 weeks time as I will be expressing for L. I can therefore wear mine for when I have to express at work meaning I can wear my normal work clothes. Definitely a big help for my transition back to work and for me being able to continue with my breast feeding journey whilst at work.
If you like the look of the breastvest, then we have a great giveaway for you! The lovely people over at breastvest would like to provide my lovely readers the chance to win a breastvest of their choice in any size or colour (subject to availability). If you would like the chance to win one for yourself then please follow the steps in the Rafflecopter below.
*You can enter as many options as you would like in the rafflecopter but please make sure that you complete the steps correctly to avoid disqualification from the competition as I will be personally verifying them once it ends.*
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*Please note, that in order for me to complete this review, I was sent an XL black breastvest free of charge but all my comments and views are my own*