Whitney Port reveals her No. 1 advice for mothers

Whitney Port tells it how it is. The former "Hills" star shares an adorable 9-month-old Sonny with husband Tim Rosenman, and she'll be the first one to admit that motherhood isn't all sparkles and sunshine.

After giving birth to her son, the 33-year-old designer struggled with breastfeeding and learning to accept her post-baby body, which she candidly revealed to the world on her YouTube series "I Love My Baby, But ..." And Port, who clearly isn't one to sugarcoat anything, revealed in an interview with AOL Lifestyle what her best advice on surviving and thriving as a mother is. 

"I think there are so many opinions out there about how to raise a child and what to do. For me, I don't read all that stuff. Sometimes listening to everything makes you more confused and you're not staying true to your parenting method and what your gut is telling you," Port said. 

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: Whitney Port attends Galentine's Day Glow with Biossance hosted by Katherine Schwarzenegger at Alo Yoga Beverly Hills on February 12, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Biossance)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Whitney Port attends the Biossance's Miracle on Melrose at the Melrose Farmer's Market on December 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Biossance)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: Whitney Port attends the Create & Cultivate And Chevrolet Launch Event For The Create & Cultivate 100 List on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Create & Cultivate)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Whitney Port attends the PREY SWIM 'Summer in December' Fashion Show hosted by Audrina Patridge at the residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO Of Absolut Elyx on December 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx )
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Whitney Port, Lauren Gores, Geri Hirsch and Tim Rosenman speak during the Whitney Port & Bundle Organics #MomAsYouAre buybuyBABY product launch on November 17, 2018 in Torrance, California. on November 17, 2018 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Bundle Organics )
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Whitney Port (L) and Tim Rosenman attend the Whitney Port & Bundle Organics #MomAsYouAre buybuyBABY product launch on November 17, 2018 in Torrance, California. on November 17, 2018 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Bundle Organics )
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Whitney Port attends the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Whitney Port attends the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Whitney Port attends a Leon Bridges performance exclusivly for Hilton Honors Members at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on October 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Hilton Honors)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Whitney Port poses backstage for Naeem Khan during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Whitney Port attends The Worldwide Editors Of Harper's Bazaar Celebrate ICONS by Carine Roitfeld presented by Infor, Stella Artois, FUJIFILM, Estee Lauder, Saks Fifth Avenue and Genesis at The Plaza Hotel on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Whitney Port attends the Kate Spade New York Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week at New York Public Library on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Fashion designer and TV personality Whitney Port attends the Daily Front Row's 2018 Fashion Media Awards at Park Hyatt New York on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Whitney Port and Brand President at Shopbop Shira Suveyke visit the Shopbop Diner on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Shopbop)

Whitney Port at the Lactaid x Flywheel event in New York City

(Photo: Michael Simon, StarTraks)

Whitney Port attended WaterWipes' #ParentIsBorn panel in New York City.

(Credit: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 06: Whitney Port attends Vanity Fair x Instagram Celebrate the New Class of Entertainers at Mel's Diner on Golden Globes Weekend at Mel's Diner on January 6, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Vanity Fair/Instagram)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 28: TV personality Whitney Port visits Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 28, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Whitney Port is seen on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Whitney Port arrives at #REVOLVEawards at DREAM Hollywood on November 2, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actress Whitney Port arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'A Bad Moms Christmas' at Regency Village Theatre on October 30, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Whitney Port is seen on October 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Whitney Port attends The Fashion Awards 2017 nominees cocktail reception at LECLAIREUR on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BFC/Getty Images for The British Fashion Council )
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 09: Fashion designer Whitney Port arrives at the premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films' 'Jane' at the Hollywood Bowl on October 9, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Whitney Port (L) and Amber Lewis attend the Fossil x The Amber Interiors Launch Dinner at Lombardi House on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Fossil)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Whitney Port attends the Fossil x The Amber Interiors Launch Dinner at Lombardi House on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Fossil)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: TV personality Whitney Port poses for photos with Dawn dish soap on May 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 18: Whitney Port visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 18, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Phoebe Dahl, Whitney Port, Jessica Sula, Annalise Basso and Guest attend the Jenny Packham show during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson on February 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Whitney Port attends the Jenny Packham fashion show during February 2017 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: TV Personality Whitney Port attends the 4th annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at Clifton's Cafeteria on October 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Whitney Port attends the Tacori In Wonderland At The Viceroy Santa Monica at the Viceroy Hotel on September 27, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Tacori)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: TV Personality Whitney Port attends ROE Caviar's 2016 Harvest at the private residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx on October 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Designer Whitney Port attends the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring/Summer 2017 Presentation during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Whitney Port attends the Lanyu fashion show during the September 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Lanyu )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Olivia Culpo, Whitney Port and Kaya Stewart attend the Misha Collection - Backstage/Front Row - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Whitney Port attends the Misha Collection - Backstage/Front Row - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)
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She continued: "My advice is to really make a plan with your partner and choosing what works best for you and stick to it. Don't feel guilty or don't compare your methods or your child's developmental growth with anybody else."

Another learning experience for Port? How to feed her family with a husband who is lactose intolerant. The designer of contemporary brand Whitney Eve recently partnered with Lactaid to not only make her family's "lives better," but to educate her fans that you can get all the benefits of real dairy even if you are sensitive to lactose.

Port's go-to dishes to make with Lactaid include a delicious smoothie (which you can get the recipe for below) that leaves her "refueled and reenergized" after a workout and banana bread for a sweet treat after dinner.

And with Port's first Mother's Day coming up, she dished to us about her low-key plans: "I’m actually going to a wedding at home with my best friend, but I’ll be coming back in the middle of the day. I’ll leave it to Tim to plan something."

But while the pressure is on for Tim to pull out all the stops, she did reveal that an "at-home massage" would be the perfect way to spend the day.

Check out the recipe for Whitney's post-workout smoothie below:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tsp cacao nibs
  • 3 dates
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup LACTAID® 2% Milk

Directions:
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

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