Mothers often keep their newborns away from dust, dirt etc. to protect them from diseases. Doctors also advise them to do the same. However, Alice Bender, 22, who lives in the US, does not follow these rules. She not only lets her 8-month-old baby eat dust, sand and small wood that falls on the roadside, but she also makes a video of it and puts it on Tiktok.
Alice is a vegetarian herself and believes that by doing so, her son will develop immunity in a natural way.
She claims that pharmaceutical companies have changed people’s thinking about bacteria and children with millions of dollars of advertising and made people dependent on their products. In a Ticketock video, she says, ‘I am not afraid of bacteria. On the contrary, I welcome her. Babies can be allowed to come in contact with bacteria until the time of lactation because mother’s milk protects them from bacteria. ‘ However, many doctors have rejected Ellis’s statement and advised him to abstain from such an attitude.