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How can a baby get botulism?

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Dr. Stefania Lima
Pediatrics
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In brief: No honey for infants

Most cases of botulism happen in infancy, and the spores of the clostridium bacteria produce a toxin that can be found in canned foods and honey, so that's why we don't recommend giving honey to babies less than a year old.

In brief: No honey for infants

Most cases of botulism happen in infancy, and the spores of the clostridium bacteria produce a toxin that can be found in canned foods and honey, so that's why we don't recommend giving honey to babies less than a year old.
Dr. Stefania Lima
Dr. Stefania Lima
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Honey

Botulism is a paralysis of the muscles that can be caused by ingesting food or soil contaminated with the bacteria or its toxin.
It can also result from a contaminated wound. In infants, the most common exposure is from honey, which should not be given to a child less than 1 year old. Symptoms include constipation, muscle weakness, lethargy and weak cry.

In brief: Honey

Botulism is a paralysis of the muscles that can be caused by ingesting food or soil contaminated with the bacteria or its toxin.
It can also result from a contaminated wound. In infants, the most common exposure is from honey, which should not be given to a child less than 1 year old. Symptoms include constipation, muscle weakness, lethargy and weak cry.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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