Alicia Silverstone Defends Pre-Chewing Son’s Food: ‘It’s A Weaning Process, It’s Adorable’

Clueless star Alicia Silverstone recently took a lot of criticism after feeding her 11-month-old son Bear Blu mouth-to-mouth. But the new mom, 35, says it’s ”adorable” when she chews her son’s food for him.

The eco-friendly actress revealed her unorthodox method for feeding her son – which involves chewing food then spitting it into the tot’s mouth – and says she can’t believe the uproar because it is a natural way to feed babies.

“People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years,” Alicia said. “It’s a weaning process. Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like Cher [her character in Clueless]! I think it’s adorable and it makes me laugh every time he does it.

He attacks my mouth and I think it’s adorable,” she added. “He also knows how to use his hands and he also eats regular food so when babies are weaning, he still breastfeeds. Some people think that’s disgusting too which is insane.”

In speaking at an audience Q&A with director Amy Heckerling following a screening of Clueless and her upcoming film Vamps, Alicia insisted she and husband Christopher Jarecki weren’t forcing their beliefs when she posted the video, but it’s a routine they feel comfortable with.

It’s just a thing that has been going on for thousands of years and I didn’t think I was inventing anything but in our culture…,” she said. ”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.’

Want to read more? Shortly after Alicia posted her controversial video, The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik defended Alicia, as well as fellow celebrity mom January Jones who ingesting placenta tablets. Click here to read more….

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  1. She posted it knowing she would be talked about. After all, what else does she have going for her. I feel bad for these celebrities that need attention.

    • I agree with you. Alicia Silverstone barely acts anymore and her biggest claim to fame is being a crunchy mother and vegetarian. She is loving the attention.

    • I agree with you. Alicia Silverstone barely acts anymore and her biggest claim to fame is being a crunchy mother and vegetarian. She is loving the attention.

    • exactly….you dont share something like this unless you want attention. just like has-been stars that anounce they used to have sex with their dad……..it’s sad that she’s that desparate. there is NO need to do that to your child when you have plenty of money for a blender and a toddler spoon.

  2. Poor kid is going to grow up and get teased by this for sure. Maybe she should have thought of that before talking about it in public.

  3. Hey …. CLUELESS!!! … ‘It’s A Weaning Process, It’s Adorable”?? It’s DISGUSTING !!! Is this woman for real??? Can you imagine all the germs this grown woman is passing on to this child !!!

    • Well if she carries him around and nurses him and kisses him (hope all three!) he’s pretty close to all her “germs” already!

        • YOU should get a MICROBIOLOGY book. Most likely she is doing no harm, and possibly building his resistance. Quite frankly, I’m more offended by your ignorance and Selma Blair’s overalls in the post below than I am by Alicia’s actions.

  4. I agree…adorable, people need to chill out. he’s just a baby and he’s learning about food and bonding. Why does everyone feel the need to attack others on their actions that are purely based on love?

    • A lot of people do horrible things to their children and claim they do it out of love. They and Alicia should be attacked. She says it’s out of love, but she is hindering her child’s development and endangering his health and she labels it ‘adorable’. She’s ignorant.

  5. Sad that she has to be doing gross things like that to feel close to her son. It isn’t natural, your mouth is for feeding yourself, not your kid. He is young but she can’t teach him to rely on her for everything even chewing his food…either he’s going to grow up very dependent and a mama’s boy or really embarrassed that he did this and everyone knows

  6. My mom is from Liberia and when we were babies she would chew the food and feed us, not straight from her mouth but with her finger, my sister does the same thing with my nephews and I have do it with my nephews and niece. if I am eating something and they crawl over to me, I ask my sister first and she like go ahead you know he loves to eat. Never though twice about it being gross. I mean in some country there are no blender or jars of baby food and that what the people do.

  7. it’s not gross… people in other country do it all the time. Not everyone can go to a store and buy jars of baby food or have the electricity to use a blender. My mom is from another country and she did that with me and my sibling and my sisters, brother and i we all do it with our kids… not the mouth to mouth thing but still. Just because you dont do it, doesnt make it gross!!!! as the kids in my class would say “Don’t yuk other people yum”

  8. it’s not gross… people in other country do it all the time. Not everyone can go to a store and buy jars of baby food or have the electricity to use a blender. My mom is from another country and she did that with me and my sibling and my sisters, brother and i we all do it with our kids… not the mouth to mouth thing but still. Just because you dont do it, doesnt make it gross!!!! as the kids in my class would say “Don’t yuk other people yum”

  9. Not healthy chewing your food and then spitting it into your child’s mouth to finish eating it.Please rethink how to feed your child. Show him how to use a fork and spoon. Not eat like an animal. Shame on her.

  10. I only thought it was disgusting bc I am somewhat of a germaphobe. I will not bite off anything that’s been touched by anyone else and refuse to share beverages esp. with children. Do you know how dirty and disgusting kids are?! They’ll put anything in their mouths so if anything I’m not sharing spit with my child simply to protect my own health lol!
    How she feeds her kid though is her business. I wouldn’t do it. ANd I never met anyone who does it. But whtever floats your boat! And I dn’t think she was imposing her views but if she thought it wouldn’t get a reaction well then she really is Clueless!

  11. There are far worse things in this world than to pick on this. Second this is a maternal instinct that I think is natural. There is something very wrong with society if they are going to question this act. This is a choice and to be judged negativily for this, you all need to get a life.

  12. I find feeding babies powdered formula and prepackaged food much more disgusting then a mother feeding her baby from her mouth tbh.

    And the inside of blenders, bowls and spoons all contain germs too.

  13. There is nothing adorable about it. It is absolutely disgusting! She really should have thought of him before she posted the video. The poor kid is gonna get teased.

    • Teased? You think 15 years from now someone will look up this very tweet and use it to tease her son? Yeah.. uh.. okay.

  14. you just made a laughing stock out of yourself “pincer grasp” ….check your head fool – open your mind and quit being scared of anything you don’t deem normal.

    • Check YOUR head fool. Pincer grasp is a term for a very important developmental milestone in children. The OP didn’t make it up. This isn’t about a differing opinion, it’s about a dumb woman who is hindering her child’s development and calling it adorable.

      • She didn’t say she wouldn’t “let” her child eat on his own. Thinking that he will never learn those skills because she does this is ridiculous and small-minded.

        • Amen, I’m so glad someone finally said that!! She never said that this is the ONLY way she feeds him for heavens sake!

  15. Listen u little idiot…people are entitled to share their opinions, that’s the whole point of this comments section!… If u wanna move on, go right ahead and leave the rest of us share our negative/positive opinions and thoughts about the article, will ya?

  16. Actually I’ve seen many people pre-chew their kids’ food. I thought it was so weird when people started bashing.

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