Thursday, 18 February 2016

Breastvest Review

It seems almost everyday there is some sort of ear bashing post about breastfeeding in public showing its face across social media. It's no wonder mummies shy away from feeding in public. Another reason lots of mums feel they can't breastfeed in public is being over exposed. I've never really worried about this but one thing I was eager to do after having Ophelia was to start wearing 'normal' clothes other than breastfeeding clothes.

I looked at my tops and shirts and was desperate to put them on. In the first month I couldn't put them on due to my big belly but I really wanted to feel back to normal and myself again. I was asked if I wanted to review the Breastvest. The breastvest is a vest that you can wear underneath any top and it sits just below your bra line. It was invented my breastfeeding mums and designed to give mummies the confidence they need to feed in public. It completely covers your belly.



The vest is available in sizes XS through to L. I managed to fit into a size S which I was pretty impressed with. You can buy it in the essential colours of black and white or there are limited edition colours available which are red, grey and blue. 



What I liked about it:

  • I was able to wear my normal clothes
  • It covered my belly which let's face it, you really don't want to show that off after giving birth.
  • It washes well
  • The material is stretchy
  • You couldn't see the outline of the vest underneath my normal clothes
  • It was comfortable
What I didn't like about it:
  • Whilst my belly remained covered I did feel that my breast was still exposed and that is something I am very self conscious of when in public
Overall, I do really like the vest. It's allowed me to get back to normality quickly and it has saved me money through not having to buy and stock pile a load of breastfeeding tops. I would like to see them design a vest that has a discreet feeding option around the breast. One that has a triangle shape so that only your nipple is exposed as opposed to your whole breast. 

Have you heard of this vest before? If you breastfed, did exposure bother you? 

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25 comments:

  1. Wow! This is great. I wish I had something like this when I was breast feeding xx

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  2. I used to live in my breastvest when breastfeeding, such a great invention

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  3. I need to invest in the vest - I'm getting to the stage where I want to wear my high neck tops and do the top up top down method. I hate exposing my belly (read muffin top...) x

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  4. These look fab and I only discovered them towards the end of our breastfeeding story sadly but I always used a breastfeeding vest and a cover when feeding if needed x

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  5. I always liked the look of these when I was breastfeeding but never got round to actually buying one.

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  6. These are something I'd like to try - I used normal vests underneath my tops last time and it felt to be too much fabric all bunched up around the baby's head x

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  7. These look really useful for mummies who breastfeed. Great review x

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  8. It is amazing that this has been invented when I breastfed my daughter 5 years ago now I never found anything like this but would by long vest tips and wear them underneath my clothes to cover up my belly. It's a great idea as gives more confidence when feeding in public xx

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  9. Ooh that is FAB - my breastfeeding days are in the past, but I always used to wear a vest under my clothes so I could pull one top up and the other down for plenty of coverage - would have been much easier with this vest!!

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  10. I remember using multipack supermarket vests to double up as breast-feeding vests! So easy to stop all the hullabaloo that surrounds the issue.

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  11. when i was breastfeeding I chose to just wear easy access tops because I couldn't be bothered with having to hoist up my tshirt whenever little monster wanted to feed (which was a lot!) so this was never a problem for me, I found the tops that have an under section cover up the top part of the breast too which are less revealing so suited me fine!

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  12. I had something similar when I was breastfeeding and loved it, these are great.

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  13. I lived in my breastvest when I was nursing - kind of miss them as they offer another layer when its chilly too

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    1. Ha that's true. I've never thought of it like that lol x

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  14. I had to stop breast feeding as my little one was allergic to my milk so luckily I didn't spend a fortune on breast feeding tops. But if I get the chance again in the future this is definitely something I would want to get, at least you can go back to wearing your normal clothes again and nursing tops are so expensive!

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  15. These look really useful for breast feeding mommies

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  16. I didn't breast feed, but this sounds a great idea. Kaz x

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  17. With my first I had a few tops from Mothercare that flipped down but i wasn't too bothered by the boob on display...as you can probably imagine I not that shy! I did have a problem with my big fat gut hanging out though so these sound great!

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  18. It's so good to see clothing that makes breastfeeding easier for women. I bf all three of mine for a year - like you say, it really limits what you can wear especially when you are out and about. I bought a load of cheap vest tops to wear under my clothes, so I could just pull up my jumper or whatever and the vest would cover everything. It was more worrying about exposing my belly than my boobs that worried me! It's good to see more clothing like this available x

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  19. This looks really great, a great design to make breast feeding smoother for new mummies especially when your're just getting used to it. xxxx

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  20. We didn't end up breastfeeding, and most of my friends just wore normal clothes with a vest underneath, or had a breastfeeding scarf. It's good there's so many options out there now.

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  21. I just wear normal vests that are longer in length, then i can just pull it down on one side. I don't like the look of this because I keep the side I'm not feeding from fully covered. Anything that makes feeding easier for more people though has to be good.

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  22. These sound really fab and would have been really useful when I was trying to breastfeed.

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  23. what a great review.. these look really use ful!! and go you for fitting into a small!!

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  24. Looks like a good idea for breastfeeding mums, anything to make breastfeeding a little easier.

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