One thing I am asked a lot is ‘how and why are your access points different?’.
So, what was the problem?
When I was breastfeeding my daughter, I found that access points on breastfeeding/nursing garments consisted of buttons or zips that opened directly up to the body. While these functioned well, there were not ideal to me for a couple of reasons…
Firstly, they tended to be on garments that were casual, very stretchy and simply not my style. Or, even more frustratingly, they were dual-purpose maternity/nursing clothes, which were oversized now I was no longer pregnant. I often felt that these garments either prioritised the feeding access at the expense of style or fit or have nursing access added as an afterthought.
Secondly, while the design of these garments openings certainly allowed me to breastfeed, I often felt unnecessarily exposed, add in my nosey baby, and I was simply left feeling out of control. I longed for just a little more ‘give’ on the garment to allow me to decide on the level of exposure I needed in any given situation.
What was our solution?
These two issues played on my mind for months before I took pen to paper to design our unique access points as you see them today. They consist of invisible zips that lay over an additional, moveable ‘modesty’ lining panel. This means that when you open the invisible zip, you are not immediately exposed. You can very simply move the inner panel as required to access your nursing bra and/or to feed or pump. The benefits of this design are:
- No juggling around with a baby on one arm while you try to unzip. You can get yourself sorted before even picking the baby up, safe in the knowledge that you are not exposed until you need to be.
- You have control over whether you want the modesty panel to cover you fully or just get right out of the way. Situation by situation, you are in control.
- Should you be blessed with a nosey baby, you can quickly and easily amend your exposure level as desired, even during a feed.
You will not find this unique design anywhere as they are protected by Murrelli. What do you think? Do you have any questions about using this access? I’d love for you to get in touch.