Have you seen the video of mom and actress Alicia Silverstone feeding her son Bear?
Sorry. I meant to say, Have you seen the video of mom and actress Alicia Silverstone feeding her son bear MOUTH TO MOUTH?!
Silverstone posted a video on her website thekindlife.com of her taking a bite of their “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!”
Translation: “Hello. I am what some would call extreme.”
But wait-it’s not the bizarre breakfast food that is making headlines. It’s the way she’s feeding her son by taking a bite herself, chewing it for awhile, and then spitting it into her child’s mouth, birdy style.
“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. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating.”
I have to wonder why she would think this is the best way to feed her child. Maybe…she believes the enzymes in her saliva will break down the food and be better for her son second-hand? Or she’s worried he’ll choke if he tries to swallow large pieces of nori or mochi or radish? (I don’t even know if there ARE large pieces of nori or mochi because I have no idea what either one is.) Perhaps she doesn’t want to dirty a spoon? My mind is reeling!
I am all for natural, organic, and healthy food. I am even all for “natural” feeding, aka breastfeeding. And I admit there’s been a time or ten when I’ve bit an apple chunk, piece of cheese or grape in two and handed my little one the other half, which was, I guess, partially in my mouth.
But imagining him actually getting his entire meal from in there makes me uncomfortable. My children don’t weird me out or make me feel icky in any way-after growing them inside me, birthing them, breastfeeding, changing diapers, wiping boogers, cleaning up barf, bathing them, and basically not being surprised or grossed out by any part of them or their bodily functions, I STILL don’t think I would want to feed them mouth to mouth.
But I want to know what YOU think. Sound off, peeps.