Due to the risk of infant botulism, babies should not be given honey until they are at least 12 months old.
Although honey seems like a wholesome and natural food to give your infant,
don't do it until after she's at least 12 months old. Honey can contain spores of a ...
Babies should NOT eat honey. Find out when it is okay to give baby honey and
what you need to know about infant botulism from honey.
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Pediatricians recommend waiting until your baby is at least 12 months before
introducing honey because it may contain spores of bacteria that can cause ...
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contained honey, which can carry the potentially deadly bacteria.
While infant botulism can occur from taking in soil or dust (especially vacuum
cleaner-bag dust), eating honey is a more easily preventable cause. Corn syrups
Infant botulism can occur when a newborn ingests bacteria that produce toxins ...
For this reason, honey shouldn't be given to babies younger than 1 year old. ...
which is usually caused by eating home-canned foods that contain the toxin ...
Clostridium bacteria that cause infant botulism usually thrive in soil and dust.
However, they can also contaminate certain foods — honey in particular.