I’m a HUGE TMZ fanatic and I check my I-Phone app 2-3 times per day just so I can get my latest juicyness fix. A couple of days ago I was getting my daily gossip on and checked out the headline “I Feed My Baby By Spitting Into His Mouth”. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… Okay, I’ll bite.

Naturally I just had to see what in God’s Green Creation this was! Well, as Ellen (who I <3) says, (and I’m NO Ellen, but still…) “If I have to see it, you have to see it…. And I saw it so you have to see it!”  So here you have it folks, my image of Alicia Silverstone as the biggest ditz in America playing Cher in the movie Clueless, is now forever tainted as a mommy bird feeding her tot in the MOST unique way imaginable!!

Click here to see actual video of Alicia Silverstone feeding her son via mouth to mouth.

If you’re not in the mood to watch the video, Alicia Silverstone videotaped herself feeding her son by chewing up her food and spitting it into his mouth!

So at first I was kind of weirded out by this whole concept, but the more and more I thought about it the more and more it made sense to me. First of all, I don’t think Mrs. Silverstone imagined her video would go viral…. Secondly, I’m sure her son doesn’t receive 100% of his meals via Alicia chewing them and spitting them into his mouth… Third ‘ly’, who are WE to judge? Alicia Silverstone’s son may have MAJOR food aversions and this is the ONLY way she can get him to try new things! From one food aversion mama to another, I have sympathy.

I’m 99.9% sure that if I had a child that ate anything and everything I would think that this feeding method was completely odd and absurd, but considering my child has to be forced fed and turns his nose to chocolate chip cookies, chocolate yogurt, ravioli, eggs, cheese, etc etc, I kinda, sorta, a little, maybe, “ish” get it! Don’t get me wrong, this will NOT be my method of choice to feed my Angel; however, every mom, dad, parent, and person is completely different when it comes to raising their baby and WHO IN THE HELL AM I TO POKE FUN??? My kid is 20 months old and still chokes on a single macaroni noodle! Point is, feed your kid how you choose!

With that being said, there was another recent headline brought to my attention by Vanessa who is an avid Huffington Post reader… “January Jones Eats Placenta” (click to read article in its entirety).

I thought about posting a pic of a real placenta, but thought I’d spare everyone the grossness…

I’m sorry? Huh? What the? Huh? Okay? WTH???? Sorry, but actually, WTF?

I never in 1,000,000,000,000,000 years, days, hours, minutes, or seconds thought to ask about what could happen to my “afterbirth” once having Lincoln. I didn’t want to see it let alone ingest it! I saw my sister’s when she gave birth to my nephew and that was ENOUGH for me! Regardless of my thoughts and opinions on the matter, in The Placenta Cookbook,” Atossa Araxia Abrahamian documented benefits of the ‘snack’; it “is said to alleviate postpartum depression, aid in breastmilk production and lactation, act as a uterine tonic, and replenish nutrients lost during pregnancy,” she wrote.

Again, who am I to judge? I never had postpartum depression (unless 16 months later when tantrums began counts as depression), but I did lose my breastmilk at 4 months and now have this weird and minor dandruff problem which  could be attributed to “nutrients lost during pregnancy”. Given the above, I’d rather bottle feed and have an itchy scalp any day over trying my placenta!

At the end of the day, we hear about crazy celebrity gossip because their lives are so much more interesting than our own… or so they seem from time to time. I’m sure if you slapped me on Mad Men or in the celebrity limelight I’d be flashed all over TMZ for my crazy mommy antics… my life is just as weird and REAL as any other, but fortunately I’m not famous… so nobody gives two toots!

What do you think of bird feeding and placenta eating? Would you? Did you?

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  1. I love that you wrote a post on these topics! My husband and I were just discussing the hype about Alicia Silverstone last night. Americans are so quick to judge and seem to live in their tiny little bubbles. What about mothers all over the world? These things are completely normal to them and Americans are the weird ones. I agree completely with “to each their own”, no one should judge another mama’s choice. I am not sure how I would handle the whole placenta thing, but I have a bad gag reflex 😉 but the feeding baby like a bird does not bother me at all. I have done it at random times when I had no other way of making sure the food was soft and mashed enough. The world would be a happier place if people were more open minded and accepting.

  2.  Very thought-provoking,
    Allison! Thanks! I’m guilty of having chewed some of my food and
    letting Jackson taste it when he was younger, but that was because he
    didn’t have enough teeth to do it himself and I didn’t want him to choke
    on what he was tasting. That being said, it was only a taste, not an entire meal.
    I then became concerned about germs from my mouth into his, and after I
    researched it for myself and spoke to his pedi, it was enough for me to
    be grossed out and stop. I even stopped popping his paci in my mouth
    to “clean” it off. The number of germs and bacteria in our mouths is
    much higher than anything you may find on your kitchen floor. As far
    as the placenta thing goes, I have friends who encapsulated their
    placenta, and she raves about the health benefits. She was also intent
    on a home water-birth, and NO medical intervention what-so-ever. In the end I say, to each his own. Raising kids is hard enough…no judgement here.

  3. Placenta encapsulation is something millions of mothers do, and I have heard people rave about the benefits.  You can also cook it, put it in a smoothie, etc.  The idea behind it is that its so full of nutrients, customized to our body because our body made it!  Tons of animals eat their placenta.  If it works for ya, then why not?  Just because something is not “mainstream” does not make it bad or wrong.


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