Actress Alicia Silverstone has been the center of a controversy lately after posting a video on her website The Kind Life showing her feeding son Bear Blu, 10 months, baby-bird style – by chewing food and spitting it into his mouth.
“I can understand that it would make some people feel uncomfortable, possibly, because it’s new to them. 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,” Silverstone tells Entertainment Tonight.
“It’s part of the weaning process, so while I’m still breast-feeding, it’s just a way to introduce him to food when he doesn’t have teeth and he can’t chew,” she continues. “My kid is healthy. My kid’s the happiest baby ever.”
“How it started was simply that Bear, when he was about five 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.”
She adds that she has no regrets in posting the video.