Don’t get lippy with Alicia Silverstone! The new mom stands by her choice to feed her son baby-bird style.
“I can understand that it would make some people feel uncomfortable, possibly, because it’s new to them,” the new mom of 11-month-old son Bear Blu told Entertainment Tonight on Friday. “But I do want to let you know that this has been going on for thousands of years — still going on all over the place — and it’s natural.”
Last month, the Clueless star posted a video on her website pre-chewing food and feeding Bear mouth-to-mouth. The video sparked immediate online buzz, leaving people questioning whether or not the practice was hygienic.
The actress, 35, defended herself, stating, “It’s a part of the weaning process, so while I’m still breastfeeding it’s just a way to introduce him to food when he doesn’t have teeth… and he can’t chew.”
The toothless cutie, born May 5, 2011, is the first child for Alicia and husband Christopher Jareki.
My kid is healthy. My kid’s the happiest baby ever. He didn’t have teeth and he would choke,” she continued. ” And, basically, how it started was simply that Bear – when he was about 5 months old – I’d be eating and he would come at me with his little mouth open and be on my mouth trying to get the food out of my mouth.”
The eco-friendly mom added that it’s “neat” her son wants to eat healthy vegetables and that she has “no regrets” posting the video.