Infants and honey

Many of our parents look for natural ways to help baby’s cough. Honey and lime works well to soothe an irritated throat but parents are advised that honey should not be given to children under 1 year.


It is advised that we do not give honey to infants younger than 1 year, as it is a known source of bacterial spores that produce the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium makes a toxin that can cause infant botulism.

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