We think we're gonna vom.
No judgement though!
Alicia Silverstone posted the (above) picture from a video of her 11-month-old son's feeding time.
And it doesn't look strange at all.
Nope. The picture doesn't look like Alicia is basically making out with her son or anything like that.
Here's the deal. According to Alicia, she actually feeds Bear Blu by chewing his food and then transferring the mushy chunks from her mouth to his.
Read how she describes the process. Gross.
"I feed 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. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!"
Well, guess what?
Turns out, this isn't exactly the safest idea, according to medical and nutrition experts.
"There are those who think that a mom chewing a baby’s food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice. Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby. These microbes present a challenge that the infant’s immune system may not be ready for. So the practice is questionable for safety, and then, there’s a certain ick factor here that needs to be considered."
Oh, trust us. We're definitely considering that "ick factor."
What's going to happen when he's 10??
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