Dr Benjamin Spock never thought of this motherly advice when he was writing his parenting books in the 40’s. But celebrity moms are always on the cusp of what is cool and hip when it comes to child raising. First it was the trend to name your kid Apple, Apricot or anything else no one else ever has just to be original. Now in the past week there is news of both January Jones and Alicia Silverstone showcasing their own tips.
January Jones revealed that she has her placenta dehydrated and crushed into pills that she took which she said helped her recover faster from childbirth. According to an Inforum article that discussed her decision it stated:
In some cultures, it is commonplace to consume the afterbirth. While placenta encapsulation is not FDA-approved in the U.S., the practice has become more popular as midwifery and home births continue to rise in this country.
Research has shown that the afterbirth is indeed a nutrient-packed pouch, and it has been touted as a way to prevent post-partum depression and promote a fast recovery after pregnancy. There is no hard evidence that humans benefit from consuming it, though.
Also this past week, Alicia Silverstone revealed on her website that she has been feeding son Bear Blu bird style by chewing up food and then feeding him directly in the mouth. This video has gone viral.
So fess up female BEARMANiacs, something you would do yourself or are you kinda ooked by either?