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How can not feeding an infant honey help prevent botulism?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 32 years experience
Spores: Infant botulism results from the ingestion of the c. Botulinum spores in the honey, and subsequent colonization of the small intestine. As the spores "hatch" the botulism bacteria grow and subsequently produce the toxin that causes botulism.
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