Actress Alicia Silverstone baby feeding controversy

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By Stella Inger By Stella Inger

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Actress Alicia Silverstone is stirring up up some controversy over the way she's feeding her 11-month-old boy.

Over the weekend, Silverstone posted a Youtube video to website Thekindlife.com. In it, the actress feeds her son Bear Blu by taking a spoonful of food, chewing it, and then passing it open-mouth to her little one.

The practice has received mixed reviews. Some believe a mom chewing a baby's food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth. Critics of the feeding method say various viruses and bacteria can be passed from mother to baby.