[h=1]Alicia Silverstone offers advice on diapers, postpartum depression and eating your placenta[/h] Published April 26, 2014 Alicia Silverstone is the latest celebrity mom to come out with a book. And according to Rob Shuter of VH-1â€™s â€œThe Gossip Table,â€ the book entitled â€œThe Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnany, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning,â€ is already provoking outrage for suggesting that postpartum depression can be aided by veganism. Silverstone writes, â€œSome women experience the blues after giving birth,â€ although itâ€™s â€œless common among kind mamas,â€ meaning those who avoid eating processed foods in favor of a natural diet based around plants. The 37-year-old has an almost three year-old boy named Bear Blu who she professes was potty trained at six months using the elimination technique which eschews diapers. She also claims that fertility problems, breastfeeding issues, PMS, insomnia, allergies and a host of medical conditions like multiple sclerosis and lupus can be managed with a vegan, â€œkindâ€ lifestyle that will properly prepare your â€œbaby house,â€ aka uterus and then keep your and your offspring healthy. The â€œCluelessâ€ actress offers advice on tampons which she suggests may make women infertile. â€œ[Y]our chichi is the most absorbent part of your body,â€ she writes. â€œUnfortunately, feminine-care manufacturers arenâ€™t required to tell you whatâ€™s in their products, which means that no oneâ€™s talking about the potential pesticide residues from non-organic cotton and the â€˜fragrancesâ€™ containing hormone-upsetting, fertility-knocking phthalates that are snuggling up to your hoo-ha.â€ On battling infertility Silverstone writes, â€œEat well, get healthy, then ditch all the planning and trying and just let it flow. Thereâ€™s no better way to make a baby than with yummy, soulful sex!â€ She is a big believer in breastfeeding telling readers to â€œnurse like itâ€™s your destinyâ€¦. Feeding frequently around the clock will help prevent jaundice in your baby; boost your milk supply; ward off engorgement; plugged ducts, and mastitis; and make that milk as nutritious as possible.â€ About the controversial subject of vaccinations, Silverstone writes, â€œWhile there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-â€™em-up schedule, there is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was "never the same" after receiving a vaccine. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.â€ The topic of ingesting your own placenta is also discussed. â€œEncapsulating the placenta into pills is just one way to go, and your midwife or doula can direct you to someone who will do it for you. Some women have a small piece of placenta made into a healing tincture, and some go all-in and make a series of postbirth placenta smoothies. Itâ€™s different benefits from these various methods, so I say go with whatever feels true to you.â€ In March 2012 Silverstone caused a scandal when she uploaded a video of herself feeding pre-chewed food to her baby from her own mouth, a process called premastication. She responded to the furor by announcing that it is a perfectly natural feeding technique that has been going on for thousands of years.