An Arizona mom is swearing up and down how it is totally acceptable for her baby to put anything he wants in his mouth….anything.
According to Alice Bender, 22, it is perfectly okay to allow her 8-month-old to put everything (and anything) in his mouth.
It all began in a series of videos, where Baby Fern can be seen picking up fistfuls of sand — and eating them. Yikes is the correct response….
“Why I let my exclusively breastfed baby eat sticks, rocks, dirt, sand, and [lick] unsanitized shopping carts …” the clip begins. “In the last 100 years, the allopathic industry has taken the world by storm,” she says.
“This did not happen by accident, it happened after a series of billion-dollar campaigns intended to shift the public’s perspective on health.”
The mama believes that germs are the building block to the immune system — and science doesn’t exactly say otherwise. In addition, Bender promotes the “miracle” benefits of solely breastfeeding.
“Breast milk is incredible,” she added, citing it as “the original medicine.”
In the same vein, this is also why Bender doesn’t stop her child from putting whatever he wants in his mouth because it is probably good for him.
“I trust nature and my baby,” she shares in the clip. “It’s not a coincidence that babies only have this instinct while they are breastfeeding for a reason. Our milk is there to protect them while they build their immune system.”
Many commenters were shocked, bringing up the subject of parasites and death, while other said child protective services could be watching.
But what do YOU think?! Be sure to comment below!
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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