It's a baby, not a bird

It's a baby, not a bird

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I don't have children, and I don't know much about the requirements of feeding those with few or no teeth, but Alicia Silverstone's new youtube video of her chewing food and then passing it to her son was a little horrifying.

bear eating my mouth

Is this a new movement among mommies?
03/27/2012
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MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I don't have children, and I don't know much about the requirements of feeding those with few or no teeth, but Alicia Silverstone's new youtube video of her chewing food and then passing it to her son was a little horrifying.

bear ...
omg this is sick!

Im a mommy 4x- and I would NEVER try this. Do folks realize how much bacteria is living within our mouths? Yeah, lets just pass that along to our infants....Some of which don't have healthy or strong immune systems. Yikes.
03/27/2012
Ansley Ansley
Wow, that's pretty extreme. I could never bring myself to do that, I can barely tolerate chewing my own food for consumption!
03/28/2012
Positwist Positwist
Fun factoid: This actually isn't an uncommon practice around the world, but not in the US, obviously. We're a little more squeamish about the body than the rest of the world.
03/28/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
ABCNews posted an article in response to Silverstone's video. One doctor said fear of conventional germs was not an issue (though parents with HepB are specifically warned not to premasticate for their children), while another doctor said that babies need to learn to chew, so parents shouldn't premasticate.

Alicia Silverstone’s Mouth-to-Mouth for Son Bear Blu
03/28/2012
Positwist Positwist
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
ABCNews posted an article in response to Silverstone's video. One doctor said fear of conventional germs was not an issue (though parents with HepB are specifically warned not to premasticate for their children), while another doctor said that ...
Lol @ the second doctor. Babies will learn to chew whenever they have to chew. If a parent premasticates for a child through their first 8 years of life, there might be a problem, but premasticating while the baby is weaning won't magically make them unable to learn when they start on solids. If it did, we'd have a huge world population of people who can't chew their own food despite healthy musculature.

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing!
03/28/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
It's not something I would practice when I have children, but I don't find the practice to be particularly horrifying.
03/28/2012
loveshocks loveshocks
While I'm not a parent, I don't find anything wrong with this...

Saliva helps with breakdown with starches, which aids digestion and can make digestion easier for the babies. It would also help with the baby's immune system because the mother's saliva has antibodies that the baby wouldn't have produced yet. If bacteria in the mouth was that big of a deal, then we'd all be dead from swapping spit while kissing.
03/28/2012
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