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Alicia Silverstone Responds to Baby Feeding Backlash

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A couple weeks ago, Alicia Silverstone made headlines and received many comments on her feeding methods for her 11-month-old son Bear Blu. Now, the actress is responding.

After posting a “shocking” video on her website The Kind Life of chewing her son’s food, then depositing it into his mouth via her own mouth, Silverstone received backlash, with positive feedback here and there.

The 35-year-old actress is saying “as if” to those with pessimistic views.

“People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands [of] years. It’s a weaning process. Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like Cher [her lead role in “Clueless”]! I think it’s adorable and it makes me laugh every time he does it.

“He attacks my mouth and I think it’s adorable. He also knows how to use his hands and he also eats regular food so when babies are weaning, he still breastfeeds. Some people think that’s disgusting too which is insane,” Silverstone said in a Q&A with director Amy Heckerling following a screening of “Clueless” and her upcoming film “Vamps.”

The actress and her husband, Christopher Jarecki, were only showing a home video of their son and in no way, shape or form is trying to push their methods onto others.

“It’s just a thing that has been going on for thousands of years and I didn’t think I was inventing anything but in our culture . . .

“Every time my husband goes to the YMCA some guy comes over and says, ‘That’s how we do it in the south!’ Between him getting those great comments and me knowing in my gut it’s natural and lovely, I really wasn’t trying to tell anybody what to do.”

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  • MotherBird

    I did that with my kids years ago, but was very careful about revealing this to others. I called it the “mother bird method”. It seemed natural to me. I also breastfed each of my 4 kids for a year or more.

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