I was never comfortable breastfeeding in public or even breastfeeding in front of my relatives. I remember how awkward it was to breastfeed for the first time and my mom, sister, mother in-law watching me. I couldn't use a cover because I was still learning and I wanted to make sure my baby was latching properly.
But even after my 2nd child I am still not comfortable breastfeeding in front of people. I gave birth in the same hospital where I work and I remember so many coworkers visited me and for some reason every time a visitor came I was always breastfeeding. I swear I think all my coworkers and husband's coworkers seen my boobs!
I own quite a few nursing covers. I don't like them much because I like to see my baby feeding. My kids don't like it either because it gets very hot. Every time I use some kind of cover, they always come out sweating and wet. And I'm sure they hate being in the dark while eating.
I recently came across Baby Bond. It's a nursing cover but what's so unique about Baby Bond is it does not cover your baby, only the mom. So it's great for me because I don't have to worry exposing my boobs :) I can still make eye contact and interact with my baby while feeding. After all breastfeeding is a time for bonding. And honestly I love to watch my kids while they are feeding. It's our special time together.
Baby Bond comes in three designs, Flex, Original, and Couture. I was sent the Flex design to review. You wear it like a sash, functioning like a nursing top. You nurse from the top of your shirt and you then separate the layers of fabric for better latching. The double panel keeps your breasts covered. Your back and belly will remain covered with your own shirt. So really nothing is expose. You and your baby can enjoy breastfeeding. The cloth material is also very soft.
What I love about the Baby Bond Flex is that it comes with a double layer terry velour burp cloth that easily attaches to it. Great for newborn stage. Since the burp cloth is not attach you can remove it to wash or even use your own burp cloth. Another feature I like is that it comes with a matching pouch for easy storage.
The Flex is great for shirts that allows you to nurse from the top of your shirt such as v-neck shirts, tank tops, and halter tops. However, you can't use it if you have to nurse from the bottom of your shirt. They do have the Couture that works your entire wardrobe. You can nurse from the top or the bottom of your shirt with the Couture.
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