This comment to a recent post made me teary. This is why I do what I do.
I am finding that about half of the mothers I work with on feeding issues will share a history of an eating disorder with me. This is an area I am really interested in. Would you share your story? How does feeding children trigger or heal you? Can you see potential for your own healing through feeding your children? Tell me whatever comes to mind. Are you struggling in recovery? Did you grow up with a sister or mother or brother with an eating disorder? Do you worry about it when you feed? Is it changing/spoiling your feeding?
“thanks for your blog….i have been bulimic for 18 years now (wow thats more than half my life) that i STILL struggle with… I am scared to DEATH of passing on my ed to my kids…and your easy intro to the family eating question has me making healthier choices and feeling far more at ease with what my kids eat….i have learned to quit freaking out when one child refuses to eat nothing but meat and potatoes (she obviously needed the fuel…she shot up 2 inches in the following week…and went back to normal eating after the growth spurt) …and to see their rythms as natural….i have healthy food available for snack times and cook balanced meals…. thank you for taking the great fear around food and the family that i had.”