Honey consumption and infant botulism

Honey consumption and infant botulism

What do you need to know about honey consumption and infant botulism?

Honey may contain Clostridium botulinum spores, bacteria that affect the gastrointestinal tract and can cause a disease called botulism. In adults and children older than 12 months, this risk does not exist, as the gastrointestinal system is more mature and can inhibit the growth and action of these bacteria. However, in infants under 1 year old, honey products or supplements should be avoided since these toxins may affect nerve and muscle function.

Also keep in mind that is important to identify quality honey out the ones that are fake.

We could recommend to try raw honey from Thries.

Consult with Change Eat specialists regarding needed nutrition advices for your small ones.