Alicia Silverstone caused quite a stir by posting a video on her website that showed her feeding her 11-month-old son Bear Blu by chewing the food first herself, then spitting it into his mouth.
The actress is speaking out about the video now, saying there’s nothing wrong with what she did.
“People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years. It’s a weaning process,” Silverstone, 35, told reporters Saturday at a screening of her cult classic Clueless and upcoming film Vamps at the Brooklyn Academy of Art and Music.
“He attacks my mouth and I think it’s adorable … it makes me laugh every time he does it,” she says.
“He also knows how to use his hands and he also eats regular food. When babies are weaning, he still breastfeeds. Some people think that’s disgusting too, which is insane.”
As for the critical commentary that followed, “Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like [Clueless character] Cher!”
Besides, she points out, it was a personal video posted on her website — hardly propaganda.
“I didn’t think I was inventing anything. I really wasn’t trying to tell anybody what to do,” explains the actress, adding that she was definitely not intending to “cause such a ruckus.”
What do you think? Would you feed your baby like this? I think it’s soooooooo strange, and the thought of actually doing it really grosses me out. But hey, to each his own!
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