B is now thirteen months old and I’m so proud to be able to say that I’m still breastfeeding her. Stylish Mum asked me to review something from their range of breastfeeding-specific clothing, so I chose their breastfeeding hoodie. We love visiting the beach but I often suffer from a cold tummy having lifted my jumper to breastfeed, so I thought a trip to the beach would be the ideal time to try out the Stylish Mum breastfeeding hoodie. I’ve also got an exclusive Stylish Mum discount code especially for my readers, if you’d like one too!
I took B to the beach on Good Friday while M was at home with Matthew working on her second day of potty training. My mum came along with us (photo credits go to her!) and it was actually really lovely to have a bit of time with B, without M around to rule the roost over the toys!
Anyway, let’s focus on the breastfeeding hoodie! It’s made from 95% cotton and 5% spandex which makes it incredibly soft and comfortable to wear. It’s thinner than I was expecting it to be, so it’s not really an outerwear option for freezing cold days. This hoodie is more of a cover up for warmer days where there’s a chilly breeze. It was around 15 degrees at the beach when these photographs were taken. I only had a thin top on underneath, and was comfortable.
The most important thing about this hoodie is the breastfeeding function, obviously! It has a vertical flap from each shoulder that just pulls aside, to give boob access. It was so quick and easy to get B feeding. I really appreciated being able to stay snuggled and warm, rather than having to reveal my mum tum to the beach and feeling uncomfortable.
As I’ve been breastfeeding for over a year now, I’m quite comfortable feeding in public, but if you’re in the early days or feeling a bit unsure about getting a boob out in public, then this hoodie provides really good coverage for discreet feeding. I don’t think anyone even noticed that I was feeding B.
With regards to the fit, I’m usually a size 8-10 and found the size 10 to be a good fit. It’s a really comfortable length, keeping my lower back snug, and I found the arm length to be perfect. The hood is also a generous size, although I generally don’t wear my hood up so can’t comment beyond that! It certainly didn’t bunch up around my neck like some hoodies do, which is a positive for me. It layered really well under my coat when we visited the beach on a much colder day, the week before.
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