Alicia Silverstone Launches Breast Milk Sharing Program

Alicia Silverstone Launches Breast Milk Sharing Program
Alicia Silverstone and son, Bear Blu Jarecki
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07/02/2013 AT 12:35 PM EDT

Got milk? More specifically, got breast milk produced on an organic, potentially vegan diet?

If so, then Alicia Silverstone wants you.

The Clueless star and healthy living advocate just launched the Kind Mama Milk Share, a breast-milk sharing program that aims to pair moms in search of nutrient-packed breast milk with earthy, lactating moms who have a healthy supply to share.

Silverstone, 36, made the announcement on her web site, The Kind Life, which supports clean, eco-friendly living.



"Because we are a community of beautiful souls who recognize the importance of food as health, I say we help support those mamas and babies who need a hand during one of the most important times in their lives," Silverstone wrote in her post about the milk share launch.

"If you have milk to share – post it! If you are in need of milk – post it! Think of all the babies we can help raise together!"

Silverstone wrote that she was inspired to start the milk share after a friend contacted her and expressed frustration that she could not find adequately vetted breast milk to feed her son after breast-reduction surgery negatively affected her milk supply.

"She tried reaching out in her community for donor milk, but it was almost impossible to figure out what kind of lifestyle choices the donors had made. And after all that hard work keeping herself vibrant and healthy, she felt she had a right to demand better for her baby," Silverstone wrote.

Although many experts say breast-milk sharing is perfectly fine, New York's Daily News points out that the FDA does not approve of message-board milk shares such as this, because the breast milk is untested and could potentially contain viruses including HIV.



This isn't the first time Silverstone has advocated a parenting practice that might be considered somewhat unconventional. In 2012, she stirred controversy by feeding her then 10-month-old son, Bear Blu, previously chewed food straight from her mouth to his.

"People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands of years," she tells PEOPLE. "It's a weaning process. I think it's adorable and I laugh every time he does it."

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