Alicia Silverstone -- Mama Bird or Mega Weird?

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by Lucinda Loveless

We're all used to the fact that celebrity moms can be, well, a bit strange when it comes to parenting practices. From weird naming traditions, buying stores because their child loves them to thinking nothing of spending thousands of dollars on birthday parties, we can't wait for the next bit of weird celeb hubbub.

In the Spotlight: Alicia Silverstone Pre-Chews Her Son's Food

Alicia SilverstoneAlicia Silverstone, of "Clueless" and other films fame, set a new set of expectations for celebrity parents. She revealed in a video that has now gone viral that she...wait for it...pre-chews the food for her 11-month-old son Bear Blu (the name is weird enough already). Here's the momma controversy part: She feeds the food to him from her own mouth!

"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! 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," she wrote on her blog "The Kind Life."

Alicia continues, "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!"

Pre-chewing food for your baby isn't a very good idea for several reasons. Did you know that babies can catch cavities from mom? You don't want to accidently share Streptococcus mutans. You can transfer the bacteria when you share food, spoons or kiss your child on the mouth. Mash or grind your baby's food instead of offering food from your plate is our suggestion.

What do you think of Alicia's feeding methods? Shout it out!

To watch this controversial mom in action watch this video:

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