Mama Knows Best

March 29, 2012 by admncc

Most of you should know Alicia Silverstone.  She is the pretty actress who became famous after starring in “The Crush,” “Clueless” and the Aerosmith video, “Cryin.”  Well, the 35-year-old actress made headlines for another reason this week.  She posted a video blog which showed her feeding her 10-month-old-son, Bear Blu Jarecki.

In the video, Silverstone is seen eating food, chewing it up and then spitting it into her son’s mouth for him to eat.  Of the experience, Silverstone says, “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.”  You can view her entire blog post here and watch the feeding video here (it’s only 39 seconds).

Now…personally, I watched the video and felt the “ick factor.”  I think it’s gross and a weird feeding habit.  But even more interesting were the comments on Silverstone’s blog and on her YouTube site.  They ranged from the good (“i love that you are proud of the natural ways you interact with your son”) to the bad (“he’ll turn this into fetish.”)

My issue is also Silverstone posting it on her blog and calling it “bear eating my mouth.”  I’m sure she knew it would draw criticism, just like this.  Further, I think the “he literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth” comment is very bizarre.  So what do you think?  Normal?  Not normal?  Just plain weird?  And in your opinion, should this eating habit continue or be stopped before the child gets much older?  I’m sure all the parents will have an opinion on this one.

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  1. Otin says:

    She’s out of her mind! lol

  2. I too read the comments & was surprised to see so many moms agree with her method.

    I’m not a parent but why not put the food in a food processor?

  3. Jen says:

    Ha! We posted the same story today! I pushed back the sign post for this one!

    My first thought aside from the fact that it is unnecessary, unsanitary, and crazy was that I didn’t see him dying to do it and reaching for her. I saw her keep leaning down as if to coax him into taking it. Maybe they missed the part where he was going crazy to get to her mouth. I see a mom who is too attached.

  4. Carl says:

    Is her career going no where and she needs the attention? I know birds do it but that’s because they don’t have the ability to use spoons and hands. Spitting and sitting on the couch, why not go out in the backyard? This is pretty disgusting.

    My wife uses a blender to break down the food and feeds our son with a spoon.

  5. MajorLeague09 says:

    This is a little too weird for me. Being a mom I never felt the need to chew my son’s food first then feed him from my mouth like a bird. I agree with one of the comments that this is probably going to turn into some type of fetish for him. Now my question is when is she going to stop feeding him like this and start to teach him another way to eat his food. He’s almost a year old and I’m guessing has never held a spoon or even tried to eat with one. It’s almost like a pacifier. At some point he’s going to have to start eating on his own or is she going to hire someone to chew his food and feed him if she can’t be there. Is he still going to be eating out of her mouth when he’s 2 or 3? I hope not but looking at the video it doesn’t look like she willing to stop anytime soon. Let’s hope she still has money when he gets older cause this child will most likely need therapy. I can just see him starting preschool and the kids in his class will pull up the video on there smart phones and never let him forget that his mom feed him like a bird. Good Luck kid your going to need it.

  6. Jane says:

    I’m not a parent, but I still think this is weird. I don’t agree at all with some of the people who commented on her blog and praised this behavior. I have never seen this, except with the elderly who have lost their teeth. And in that case, you still put it on a plate for them. You don’t “eat their mouth.” Jen is right; this is on the mom.

  7. oceangirl says:

    I think it is one of those things where some people wants to go nature and natural. Like giving birth on their own without assistance from anyone.

  8. Angelica says:

    I thought it was birds who mashed up food in their mouths to feed their young… This is kind of a little lot of weird. It’s gonna be a hard “habit” to break when he’s a teenager.

  9. brian miller says:

    ok def high on the wierd level…a little too much intimacy…and been watching the nature channel way too much…

  10. Ew. I think it’s gross. The child needs to learn how to use his hands at some point. We are human. We have hands. This will be a hard habit to break, not unlike 6-year-olds breast-feeding.

    I also think she is just trying to get attention. Why else post to youtube?

  11. Rachel says:

    I heard about this (and watched it). I got the “ick factor” from this too. But, I could care less either way. People will always have an opinion about parenting styles. So I’m of the “that’s your thing” opinion. 🙂

  12. Yeah, I’m not feeling this. Even though I don’t follow many methods of attachment parenting I can see how this falls under that umbrella but this is one that goes to far for me. I don’t think we should chew food and then spit it into our children’s mouths. That is nasty and wrong on so many levels. So she wants to have mouth to mouth contact with her son over and over throughout the day? Maybe she isn’t getting enough loving from her hubby? I don’t know but to me this is just WRONG.

    Shouldn’t she be feeding him with a spoon? Shouldn’t he be learning how to use his hands to eat?

  13. ummmmmm wtf

    i thought she was weird after that whole Kind Diet thing. this is disgusting and totally weird. sorry. i mean i’m no mommy, but count me out.

    missed you complainer!!!!!

  14. It is certainly unusual by our standards, but I can think of worse things parents do or don’t do relative to their kids so I’m willing to feel the “ick” factor but otherwise live and let live.

  15. Jen says:

    That is so messed up. I saw a segment about it on the Today Show and the doctor said that there was zero benefit for her doing this. If anything, I think it is going to give this kid a weird fetish. She should probably start saving for his therapy fund now.

  16. Amber says:

    I don’t get that. At all. Ew.

  17. Alexandra says:

    Yuck! I have seen mothers feeding their babies bits of apples that they bite, then spit out and then feed it to the baby (probably because the baby cannot bite the apple). But this is just plain wrong! My Mom is an MD and she always tells her young mom patients not to do the thing with the apple (or other fruit, veggie, etc). It’s unsanitary – what if the mom has some kind of oral infection (like oral thrush). She will pass it along to the child in a flash! Ugh, don’t even get me started! What a sick thing to do!

  18. Ick! I’m all about saving money on your grocery budget, but regurgitating your food to feed your child is a bit extreme for even the most extreme couponer. 😉

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