Editorial Cartoon: Celebrity Moms

Editorial Cartoon: Celebrity Moms Alicia Silverstone and January Jones

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?


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  1. No ketchup? Gross.

  2. I see nothing wrong with eating the afterbirth, though I personally didn’t do it. In a protein starved situation you’ll take anything you can get. I wouldn’t be able to afford to have it dried and turned into pills, and besides the process probably destroys nutrients. If I had another shot at that (NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!) I’d either make it into sushi, fry it up with onions, or fashion it into an elegant pate. Placenta, I’m told, is very similar to liver for culinary purposes. I’ve heard of all of the above, and I personally know people who fed it to the dog and I also know people who planted it under a tree. At some hospitals, a cosmetic company takes the placentas and extracts some hormone and fashions it into a very expensive antiaging creme that I can’t afford.

    Bird style feeding of youngsters without enough teeth to chew on their own is also a time-honored practice among homo sapiens. When I was in that situation I used a blender, as I would have found pre-chewing not a very time-effective process.

  3. Coasterbear says:

    Please tell me this is an Aprils Fool’s joke…..

  4. Deb says:

    All Gross!
    The whole thing is disgusting. Eating after birth to prevent post-partum depression! No way…I’d take an antidepressant first. And chewing the food first prior to letting the kids mouth it from the mother…also disgusting. The mouth is the filthiest thing, and small children hardly have a descent immune system built up till they are 8 years old. Leave the feeding that way to the animals. And take a pill for heaven sake.

  5. George says:

    I can understand the chewing of food thing. My grandmother did that for kids. Not because it was cool, but most likely because in the mid-40’s, she couldn’t afford to give all her money to Gerber’s just to puree the same food she had on her farm.

    She would chew the food first to a fine paste then feed that to her babies. Personally, I wouldn’t let her do it to me now, but I guess I have a choice now. 😀

    And no more breastfeeding either, Grams.

    • Bearman says:

      Did she feed them mouth to mouth?

      You breastfeed on your grandma? Do you have to get down on your knees to reach her saggy boob?? haha

  6. Mark Stokes says:

    A little Placenta Helper might make that a bit more palatable. Feeding babies pre-mastigated food might work for penguins, but we ain’t penguins!

    • Bearman says:

      Penguins do it too? I guess I have seen other birds doing it but I put penguins in their own category for some reason.

  7. nursemyra says:

    I’m familiar with both those customs but I didn’t adopt either of them. I’m betting Alicia’s little boy is going to adopt an oral fixation in later life…..

  8. Brandon says:

    Hmmm…the placenta. Only if it was wrapped in bacon.

  9. Tony McGurk says:

    OMG I was actually gagging reading about it. That is so grossly gross. OK gotta go now, time for work where I hope I will be busy enough to forget about this before I need to eat again for morning tea

  10. this is just disturbing

  11. Comedy Plus says:

    Sorry but this makes me gag. Just saying. Also when the nutty celebrities tell you something I usually do the opposite. Most of them are weirder than I can describe.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  12. Friggin Loon says:

    OMG Bearman, how much after birth do you need to stop depression? As for the Silverstone kid, at least be doesn’t have to worry about chewing his food properly!!! I bet she sneaks in friggin broccoli!!!

  13. I think I just threw-up a little bit…
    but please don’t tell Alicia or January…
    I’d hate to find out what I’m ‘supposed to do’ about that…

  14. Bo Lumpkin says:

    I saw that on TV. Makes me reallize why I don’t watch much TV. I had to go wash my brain.

  15. DadaHyena says:


  16. SNL had a skit back in the 70’s…. it was a fake commercial for a restaurant called “Pre-Chewed Charlie’s”… the Alicia Silverstone thing reminds me of that!

  17. Jande says:

    It always amazes me when the rich and famous who have no need for such measures, parade their unnecessary first world idiocies for all to see. Especially when the feeling is that they are saying everyone else should do it, too. :`P

    Yep *gag*. Not my idea of a good time, not either of them. But I can imagine that other culture may find it acceptable. And if something can make Aidan barf, that aught to give us a hint.

    If a child is nursed until they have enough teeth (ouch!) the need for pre-mastication is moot.

    Where do you dig these things up? LOL

    • Bearman says:

      Seriously if Aidan barfs because HE thinks something is gross, it has to be Waaaaaaaaaaay out there.

      I have odd stories on speed dial. I have to get to them before the Loon does.

  18. Dr Faust says:

    I will only eat Placenta with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

  19. blunt says:

    Welp. I’m back.

    and all i have to say is that I have already secured Orange for my future son so talk to the hand.

    i missed you.

    but not so much your black background :/

    • Bearman says:

      Orange…wasn’t that what OJ simpson named his kid?

      When you are willing to redesign my site, I am willing to put it up

  20. Binky says:

    I guess it must be the after effects of fame and too many drugs.

  21. MJ says:

    I’m going to pass! Yikes!

  22. Tyler says:

    That’s so considerate of her!

  23. I personally find both ideas gross, but every culture, every household is different. If they have heard from a good source that these methods work, all the power to them! I’m sure no one would intentionally give them harmful misguided advice… I agree with the first comment though…. POUR ON THE KETCHUP!

  24. James says:

    Chewing ones afterbirth promotes fuller hair and disgusting breath.

  25. Nate Fakes says:

    She should get a good acting job as Bird Woman in the next Batman? (Wait…IS THERE a Bird Woman?)

  26. jynksie says:

    There needs to be an IQ test before people are allowed to procreate, dats all I’m sayin! o.O Who names another human being “Bear” [cough-wink] anything?!? [smirk]

  27. Miss R says:

    This cartoon is sick and twisted. How dare you? You forced me to spew a vast quantity of Fresca all over the keyboard.

    But seriously folks… much as I love my daughter, and she being as sick and twisted as myself (and apparently you Bearman) there is no F’ing way I would pre-chew food for her. Hell, she was lucky to get the boobie for 9 weeks. Mama missed her nightly Cabernet. Daughter needed extra whiskey and vicodin in her formula. She was such a good child back then.

    Hell, I practically swallow my own meals unchewed.
    Still trying to understand the weight problem that’s plagued my entire life.

    Bearman your post, cartoon and the video cracked me up. Do NOT make me bill you for more Fresca 😉

  28. starla says:

    It’s caving season here in Montana. I recently saw a mother cow flipping her placenta up in the air hitting the light just right and eatting it. Ugg…I could have gone my whole life time, without this visual. Now it’s wedged in my memories.

  29. Andrew Lowe says:

    Placenta Recipes! http://bit.ly/yKMir

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