Why you shouldn’t give honey to an infant?

Infants are young children who are under one year of age and defined as the first year of life and the period wherein most rapid growth is happening after their birth or delivery. Their immune system is weak and that’s why you have to be careful on the things, materials and foods that may come in contact with their mouth. Their feeding bottles should be sterilized well before mixing the milk to ensure a clean and safe milk consumption by the baby. The materials or things that they are using must also be cleaned well, to avoid harmful microorganisms. Introducing solid foods to them was very exciting but be cautious enough to the kind of food or foods that you will be giving, your food preparation matters a lot, be sure that they are clean and safe to eat and make it sure that it’s soft (for better food digestion and absorption) and to avoid the dangers of choking.

Children at this stage of life are prone to get cough and colds and sometimes home interventions are one of the few actions that some parents will do. You probably heard that honey are good and very therapeutic in dealing with cough and colds and they also have a lot of health benefits to offer and it’s one of the most beneficial substance to go through specially as medicinal products but be informed that it should not be given to infants because it contains dormant endospores of the bacterium clostridium botolinun, the endospores can transform into toxin which are very dangerous to infants immature intestinal tracts leading to serious illness and even death, according to our health food source.

If your infant has cough and colds, better to consult your pediatrician about it, he or she will give appropriate intervention or medications to treat your baby.

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