By Julie Samrick
We all puree food for our babies, right? If it’s not already mashed in store bought jars, we soften it for their toothless, delicate mouths and stomachs for them.
In fact, I didn’t even buy baby food for my 4th child. We mashed up whatever we were eating instead of buying baby food as soon as she transitioned to solid food.
So, I didn’t think much of the Alicia Silverstone story- that she fed her 10-month-old son food she’d mashed herself…in her mouth. Ok, she’s a vegan, a naturalist- I even squashed a grape in my own mouth sometimes and then gave it to my kids when they were babies- I didn’t want to judge. But then I watched the video…take a look:
It’s the mouth to mouth that bothers me. But tell me if I’m missing something and being too rigid. Mouth to mouth is how birds feed their young, right? What’s wrong with feeding babies like they’re birds? I am sure she has the best intentions- it just seems odd to me. What do you think? I’d love to know your thoughts!
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