Different parents employ different methods and techniques for raising their children, but Alicia Silverstone is practicing one of the weirdest ones we've seen in a while: She's been chewing up food and passing it directly into her 11-month-old son's mouth, like a bird.
Silverstone posted a video of herself feeding her son Bear on her health food site TheKindLife.com, saying, "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." Some people are freaking out and wringing their hands about it, suggesting that Silverstone could be spreading viruses, bacteria, and even herpes to her son. But there are some health benefits, too.
Premasticating meat can provide infants with iron, zinc, and b12 which aren't available through breastmilk. However, these are all animal-derived nutrients and Silverstone is a vegan.
The practice is also known as "kiss-feeding," and if it looks like Silverstone and her son are making out in the video, it's because "kiss-feeding" is believed to have evolved into French kissing over time. The similarities to making out are what makes mouth-to-mouth feeding a child weird-looking. And this:
He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I'm eating.
I say this as a parent: How. Fucking. Annoying. You get them off your tits and then they're on your mouth? I don't know. Mealtimes for Silverstone sound pretty miserable to me. First no cheese and then she has a toddler literally trying to suck food out of her face? No thanks. But this looks like it's working for Silverstone and her son and their bonding or whatever and they seem happy. Still, I can't help but think what a fucking nightmare Bear is going to be some day for the poor woman who dates him. But I'm just being closed-minded. He could be gay and grow up to be a nightmare for some poor man instead.