Alicia Silverstone Explains Why She Pre-Chews Her Son's Food (We Still Think It's Weird!)

It's not exactly shocking that Alicia Silverstone caught a lot of flak for her baby-bird style of feeding of her 10-month-old son, Bear Blu. After all, it's just weird to chow down on lunch, then offer the half-eaten, germy bits to your tot directly from your mouth into his. (Watch the video below and decide for yourself.)

Even so, we kind of feel sorry for the Clueless star, whose home video of her "kiss-feeding" her baby made parents all over the country (and Jimmy Kimmel) collectively say 'Ick.'

"People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years," Silverstone said recently at a screening of Clueless and her new film, Vamps, in New York City, according to People. "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."

We think pre-chewing your baby's food is more gross than adorable (and are concerned about the health risks, too), but what is adorable is that despite her odd feeding method, she's clearly head-over-heels in love with her son -- and we relate to that.

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