Is honey good for babies?
Hello, Should I give honey to my baby? Is it recommended to give honey to babies? My baby is 6 months old. Will honey have side effects? Is honey good for babies?
@lashika Hello, Yes babies younger than 1-year-old should not be given honey Contains a spore of a bacterium known as the Clostridium botulinum. This causes a rare form of food poisoning in babies, symptoms of which come to light around eight to thirty-six hours after consumption. Honey can also damage a baby’s emerging teeth, which is why a baby’s age is an important criterion to consider before allowing her to consume honey. Heating, boiling, pressure-cooking, or pasteurizing does not eliminate these spores as they go unaffected and contaminate the honey. Although adults and children do not get affected, babies aged 12 months and below can be victims since they have immunocompromised systems and are developing.