We applaud Alicia Silverstone’s commitment to healthy living, but we’re starting to think the celebrity mom has gone a little bit whacko…
The vegan actress recently posted a video of her feeding her 10-month-old son Bear Blu: Alicia chews up the food first and then spits it into his mouth. Yuck!
“I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mocha with nori wrapped outside and some grated daikon. Yum!” she wrote on her website The Kind Life. “I fed Bear the mocha and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup… from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite… and mine.”
In Alicia’s defense, the food does sound very nutritious — if not tasty — to those of us accustomed to a less clean diet. “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!” Alicia wrote on her website The Kind Life. “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.”
Sure it’s weird, but it may also be unsafe, according to Dr. Jennifer Landa, chief medical officer of the hormone replacement center BodyLogicMD in Irvine, Calif. “There are those who thing that a mom chewing a baby’ food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth, but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice,” she said. “Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby. These microbes present a challenge that the infant’s immune system may not be ready for.”
Melody Brooke, a family therapist from Dallas, disagreed. “A lot of moms chew a portion of their baby’s food; it’s often a very natural transition. There is nothing terribly wrong with it, it just looks really weird.”
What do you think: healthy or harmful?
Photo: Dominic Chan/ WENN.com