Today in our dietitian mom interview, we chat with Stacy Lewis. Stacy shares her personal struggles with breastfeeding and how plans don’t always go as we expect.
The Raising Healthy Kids series brings moms together sharing tips & tricks for feeding kids.
Feeding children is a task parents typically take on without any education.
To help parents with this task, each week we’ll interview a different registered dietitian mom.
We’ll hear her families story while learning tips we can apply in our own homes. These moms share what works for them, what doesn’t, the successes AND failures, to help moms like you who have the same goals.
We are all simply trying to raise healthy kids.
Let me introduce Stacy Lewis, MS RDN LD of the website, The Fruitful Dietitian. Welcome, Stacy!
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Tell us about your family:
What has surprised you the most about feeding kids since becoming a mother?
Tell us about your most challenging moment feeding your child (or family):
My struggle was with breastfeeding. It was very important to me to breastfeed. However, I ran into multiple roadblocks. Ultimately, I could not produce enough to sustain my daughter. I put myself through hell trying to make it work. I still continue to struggle and beat myself up a little. The truth is my daughter is very healthy and happy. I tell patients all the time there is more than one path to being and eating healthy. I have to remember the same is true for my family. You can read the full story here.
When bringing foods into your home, what factors influence your food choices the most?
In what ways do you encourage healthy eating in your home?
What struggles do you face with your kids while implementing healthy eating in your home?
What is your #1 tip for raising healthy kids and how has this tip worked for your family?
What is your family’s favorite recipe?
Stay tuned until next week when we feature our next registered dietitian mom and hear her story! Check out our previous interviews HERE!