TIP TUESDAY: Honey & babies

TIP TUESDAY: Honey should not be given to babies due to the possibility of botulism. Infant botulism is caused by the ingestion of bacteria found in soil and honey. The bacteria releases a neurotoxin in the intestine causing progressive weakness, lethargy, poor feeding & dehydration, and can rapidly progress to respiratory failure. Although rare, 90% of cases are diagnosed in the U.S. and nearly 50% are reported in California. 🚫🍯

TIP TUESDAY: Honey should not be given to babies due to the possibility of botulism. Infant botulism is caused by the ingestion of bacteria found in soil and honey. The bacteria releases a neurotoxin in the intestine causing progressive weakness, lethargy, poor feeding & dehydration, and can rapidly progress to respiratory failure. Although rare, 90% of cases are diagnosed in the U.S. and nearly 50% are reported in California. 🚫🍯