Why can’t I give my baby honey for the first year?

Frequently Asked Question.

Honey often contains spores of harmful bacteria that can harbor in an infant’s intestines and create a strong poison called botulism.

Botulism can make an infant very sick and can even cause death in rare cases.

Never, ever dip baby’s pacifier in honey, use as medicine, or add to any food liquid during their first year.

Foods to Avoid the First Year

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