Apparently the video received a lot of attention and a lot of negative feed back. I guess I'm a little surprised that it was made into such a big controversy. I have never fed my son my chewed up food, but I guess I didn't think it was that uncommon or really that big of a deal.
I understand it seeming unsanitary because of the bacteria in a person's mouth, but Alicia Silverstone is a nursing mother so one would assume that her baby has already been exposed to those germs and protected because of the antibodies in breast milk so I doubt it is going to make this child sick or cause any harm.
I do wonder though, if this is the primary way of feeding a baby for some parents, would it have an effect on the development of skills that children learn while learning to self feed?
Then, of course, there's just the thought that you can offer soft foods or make your own purees rather than chew up food for your baby.
But I also wonder, are children who are fed this way more open to trying new foods and more interested in the foods because of the very direct involvement of a parent in the process?
It seems like there may be both pros and cons for premastication or bird feeding and I'm sure there are a lot of people who do this at least some of the time.
What are your thoughts on bird feeding with Infants?