People have been going crazy ever sine Alicia Silverstone uploaded a YouTube video called “Bear Eating My Mouth.” The vid has accumulated 1,649,951 views, 393 likes and 1,777 dislikes.
It’s safe to say that most people disagree with Silverstone feeding her son baby bird style.
Silverstone is proud that her son takes food from her mouth, “I just had a 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! 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. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!”
Dr. Jennifer Landa, M.D Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD told FOX411‘s Pop Tarts Column agrees with those who are not fans of Silverstone’s unusual feeding practice, “There are those who think that a mom chewing a baby’s food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice. Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby. These microbes present a challenge that the infant’s immune system may not be ready for.”
But Silverstone stands by her alternative way of feeding her son.
[Bear] “attacks my mouth and I think it’s adorable,” she continued. “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.”
But there actually are benefits to a mother pre-chewing her child’s food. According to Life’s Little Mysteries, a mother pre-masticating her kid’s food benefit’s the child’s immune system by transfering salivia which helps build anit-bodies.
Still think that feeding you child baby bird style is a bad idea?