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.
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:
1 Tsp cacao nibs
¼ cup almonds
1 ripe banana
1 cup LACTAID® 2% Milk
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!