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Alicia Silverstone Feeds Her Baby Mouth-to-Mouth

She chews food for Bear Blu, and there's video proof
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2012 10:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – Warning: You may not want to read (or watch) this while eating. Alicia Silverstone has a somewhat unconventional method for feeding her 11-month-old son, Bear Blu: She chews the food for him, then lets him take it directly out of her mouth. She posted a picture and video of the practice on her website over the weekend, writing, "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."

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But is the practice safe? One doctor tells Fox News it may not be, since viruses and bacteria can be passed from mom to baby, and plus, "there’s a certain ick factor here that needs to be considered." The deputy editor of parenting site Babble.com notes that the video looks "like Alicia is making out with her son," and a family therapist questions whether the practice is psychologically appropriate. A nutrition specialist sums it up: "I think a food processor and a spoon are a better bet!" (Read more Alicia Silverstone stories.)

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