A member asked:

My husband was drinking a soda and his finger accidentally touched my 3 year olds mouth. could she get infant botulism from the high fructose corn syr?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Lori Semel answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No: The high fructose corn syrup in soda generally does not contain botulism and regardless that type of exposure could not cause a problem. It is fine

Answered 6/13/2015


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Relax: Infant botulism is a problem of infants, not toddlers. Once the gut has matured and food sources change it is generally not seen. It certainly has nothing to do with soda and its sweeteners.

Answered 5/4/2016



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