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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Babies and Honey... Why Not?
Botchulism has been the number one reason most people have heard you shouldn’t give a baby honey. Well they make a very good point; however, the chance of your baby getting botchulism from honey is about 1 in 100,000. The real reason you shouldn’t give a baby honey is because honey is a natural antibiotic and can take out the natural bacteria (normal flora) in the intestinal track. We need these normal bacteria to help with digestion. Newborns and young babies don’t have a lot of bacteria in their intestines to begin with, so if you kill it off with honey they will have a tough time digesting milk.