Keeping Honey Away From Little Ones!

KITCHEN TIPS
Monday, June 01, 2015
KEEPING HONEY AWAY FROM LITTLE ONES!
Keeping Honey Away From Little Ones!

Who doesn’t appreciate the natural sweetness of honey? It’s great for satisfying the sweet tooth while also offering a boost of natural energy. But hold on! Should you be offering it to your infant? The answer is a firm NO. According to Mayo Clinic, to protect your baby from infant botulism, you should not offer your baby any honey – wild honey is a potential source of C. botulinum spores.

 

Infant botulism is a rare but serious gastrointestinal condition. It is caused by exposure to Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) spores. Bacteria from these spores can grow in a baby's intestines, producing a dangerous toxin.