Silverstone: Pre-Chewing for My Baby 'Adorable'

Actress defends practice some found gross

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 11, 2012 9:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – Alicia Silverstone insists that feeding her baby mouth-to-mouth is "adorable," despite the fact that many who watched a video of her doing just that were grossed out. "People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years. It's a weaning process," she said when asked about the video at an event Saturday, according to the Daily Mail. "I think it's adorable and it makes me laugh every time he does it."

Son Bear Blu, 11 months, "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." Despite the ick factor, pre-chewing food for babies can actually have benefits. (Click to read about other unusual celebrity baby trends ... like breast-feeding 3-year-olds.)

In this Jan. 19, 2010 file photo, actress Alicia Silverstone poses for a portrait in New York.
In this Jan. 19, 2010 file photo, actress Alicia Silverstone poses for a portrait in New York.   (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file)
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