Photo Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage; Alicia Silverstone/The Kind Life
You know how mama birds chew up worms and then spit the little pieces into their babies' mouths? Well, Alicia Silverstone does the same thing with her 10-month-old son Bear Blu -- except instead of worms, the Clueless star's little fella gets vegan delights such as mochi and miso soup (for breakfast). Don't believe us? Watch the video below!
The 35-year-old actress posted the video on The Kind Life, the companion website to her vegan cookbook The Kind Diet, on March 23 -- gushing about Bear's voracious appetite for pre-chewed sustenance.
"I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum!" she wrote in the accompanying post. "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."
In the video, however, Bear is a bit more reserved when it comes to stealing food out of Mommy's mandibles. "This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly," Silverstone explained. "Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!"
If this whole concept -- known as premastication -- sounds like it's for the birds, well, it is (literally). But it's also a common feeding method among many mammals and is even practiced with some regularity by certain Asian and African nations. Health-care professionals don't recommend it, however, because of the threat of passing disease from mother to child.
We won't judge Alicia, though. Bear, whom Silverstone has vowed to raise as a vegan, certainly seems to be a fan of the outside-the-box practice. And since it's also known as "kiss feeding" -- because 1) it looks like the two parties involved are kissing, and 2) it is thought have evolved into the modern human act of kissing -- we'll give it a pass on the grounds that it's cute. Kind of.