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when can i feed my baby honey

my baby is 3 months old and 2 weeks

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Asked by margaritta at 12:30 AM on Nov. 30, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • After 1 yr old

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 12:30 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • my dd Doctor said not until the age of 2 because of her eczema

    Answer by Meladori_Magpie at 12:42 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • After 1 year, it's generally considered safe. The main risk is botulism. Babies under a year don't have any built up immunity yet, so we have to give them time to build it up. In the mean time, hold off! Even with cooking, the spores can survive, so it's not safe.

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:48 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Honey can harbor spores of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism. An adult's intestinal tract can prevent the growth of these spores, but in a baby the spores can grow and produce life-threatening toxins.

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 12:50 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many are now recommending skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breast milk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts. Two fantastic books on feeding babies, with slightly differing philosophies are Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food. Check them out of the library. Both websites have great information:

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:06 AM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Yes, have to agree with ladies and depending on what part of the US you might live in, some people say not until bay-bay is 5-yrs-old.

    Answer by jdjamm at 5:15 AM on Sep. 29, 2012

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