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.