Clueless star Alicia Silverstone recently took a lot of criticism after feeding her 11-month-old son Bear Blu mouth-to-mouth. But the new mom, 35, says it’s ”adorable” when she chews her son’s food for him.
The eco-friendly actress revealed her unorthodox method for feeding her son – which involves chewing food then spitting it into the tot’s mouth – and says she can’t believe the uproar because it is a natural way to feed babies.
“People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years,” Alicia said. “It’s a weaning process. Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like Cher [her character 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,” she added. “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.”
In speaking at an audience Q&A with director Amy Heckerling following a screening of Clueless and her upcoming film Vamps, Alicia insisted she and husband Christopher Jarecki weren’t forcing their beliefs when she posted the video, but it’s a routine they feel comfortable with.
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…,” she said. ”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.’
Want to read more? Shortly after Alicia posted her controversial video, The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik defended Alicia, as well as fellow celebrity mom January Jones who ingesting placenta tablets. Click here to read more….