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A 41-year-old male asked:

I bought rowse honey to sweeten my 4 months baby food, i just found honey to be dangerous 4 infant, its been 1 week of use, wat shld i do, im worried?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The issue: Honey can contain botulism spores. In the immature gut of a baby these can hatch into botulism germs & form a toxin that paralyzes their muscles. The most worrisome would be those that control breathing. Infant botulism can come on quietly, but if you monitor your baby with feeds & these proceed vigorously the baby is likely fine. If feeding falls off, movement becomes less, etc take it to be seen
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