Honey is a natural product...its collected and taken through a brief process that cleanses it of physical debris.
But its not pasturized.( I'm not sure if you know what pasturization is, but basically its where a food product is heated to a very high temperature to kill bacterias and pathogens that can cause people to become very sick or even kill them). One of the things honey can contain is a mold called botulism. Botulism causes food poisoning. (This mold is also the reason you should never purchase canned foods where the cans are dented or bulging. Botulism gives off gasses that causes the cans physical structure to change).
For adults, it can be serious and even fatal. For an infant with an immature immune system...well, you get the point.
So. That's why, in short, you should NEVER give honey to infants under 1 years of age.
at 9:03 PM on Sep. 26, 2009