Alicia Silverstone is making headlines and causing quite a bit of controversy over a video she posted on her website The Kind Life.
The video shows Silverstone feeding her 11-month-old son, Bear Blu, but not in the way normally seen. She first chews his food, the spits it into his mouth; it looks like she’s demonstrating what a mother bird does for her babies.
The 35-year-old vegan and animal activist posted the following:
“I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum! I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup…from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite…and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!”
For some, this is gross and unsanitary. Fox News even interviewed medical and parenting professionals questioning Silverstone’s methods. One doctor, Dr. Jennifer Landa of BodyLogicMD, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column, “There are those who think that a mom chewing a baby’s food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice. Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby.”
However, Mira Jacobs, deputy editor of parenting site Babble.com said, “A lot of moms chew a portion of their baby’s food; it’s often a very natural transition. But this just looks really funny, like Alicia is making out with her son. There is nothing terribly wrong with it, it just looks really weird.”
Is she going one step too far? Or is it no big deal?
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