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Can my baby contract infant botulism if I eat honey while breastfeeding him?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Infant botulism occurs when the spores(seeds) of botulism hatch in the infants intestine and make the toxin that interferes with their nervous system. Adult systems do not have this problem and there is no way the spores of botulism can travel into or through your breast milk.
Enjoy it if you wish, there is no risk to baby.

In brief: No

Infant botulism occurs when the spores(seeds) of botulism hatch in the infants intestine and make the toxin that interferes with their nervous system. Adult systems do not have this problem and there is no way the spores of botulism can travel into or through your breast milk.
Enjoy it if you wish, there is no risk to baby.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Your child will not contract botulism if you eat honey.

In brief: No

Your child will not contract botulism if you eat honey.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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