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Are you allowed to eat honey while breastfeeding?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Feb. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes you can- the risk is not from bf'ing, but from infants under one consuming honey directly. It can contain spores that cause botulism in really young infants, but none of that passes through breast milk. HTH!

    Answer by Freela at 6:14 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

  • hth?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

  • Yes. Mom can eat and drink as she likes.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:18 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

  • I have heard no and also no peanut butter either.....because of the risk of allergies.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 6:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

  • i think calliesmommie isn't correct.. unless there are dominant penut allergies in your family its fine to eat penut butter... i'm breastfeeding, and have penut butter every morning, we need the protien with nursing, also, if your child were to have a penut allergy, one would think they would break out in hives from drinking your milk... and the honey is fine breastfeeding too!! you know alot of people don't even believe its bad for your infant, as long as only a tiny bit is used.... there's pretty much nothing you can't eat breastfeeding, the only thing is spicy foods, sometimes your baby won't be able to handle it...

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

  • If you have a family history of allergies, its best to avoid foods (or eat in moderation) common foods that cause allergies like peanuts, strawberries, eggs, ect.

    But if you don't, there's no reason you can't eat the foods you like.

    Answer by .Peaches. at 7:38 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

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