May 2012 Moms

Honey?

Anyone given it yet? DS is just 11 months. A LOT of the recipes I have been wanting to make call for honey and it's the one food we've held off on. I know it's a year at least and I would definitely check with the dr before giving it, just looking for somethine anecdotal here.

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  • A paper I got from the pedi said honey may be given at 12 months. If you are cooking with it, I wouldn't worry about it at 11 months. That's just me though.
  • I will not give it at all until a year or later. The bacteria in it can be dangerous in immature digestive systems.
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    I will not give it at all until a year or later. The bacteria in it can be dangerous in immature digestive systems.
    . This. I'll probably wait even longer than 12 months. Infant botulism is scary and I don't want to take any chances with it.

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    image bellelamb:
    I will not give it at all until a year or later. The bacteria in it can be dangerous in immature digestive systems.
    . This. I'll probably wait even longer than 12 months. Infant botulism is scary and I don't want to take any chances with it.


    Same. I have no plans to give it to him any time in the near future, which isn't a problem as we don't consume much at all that involves honey...


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  • If you cook with it you should be fine. But I just gave my 2.5 DD honey for the first time recently because I was paranoid, but we don't do a ton of sugar.
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    image ELF4321:
    image bellelamb:
    I will not give it at all until a year or later. The bacteria in it can be dangerous in immature digestive systems.
    . This. I'll probably wait even longer than 12 months. Infant botulism is scary and I don't want to take any chances with it.
    Same. I have no plans to give it to him any time in the near future, which isn't a problem as we don't consume much at all that involves honey...

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  • I have a stupid queston. What about things like graham crackers? I thought I saw some bumpies using them as snacks but I hesitate buying them because they contain honey. Is it okay since it is processed enough and not straight from the bear so to speak.
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  • wedseptwedsept
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    You shouldn't give anything with honey (including graham crackers or cooked honey) until they are 1.  Honestly, it could kill them.  Why take a chance? 
  • cltk12cltk12
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    We discussed this with our pedi at the 9 month appt and she said as long as its cooked its not an issue.  
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  • fryratfryrat
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    I would not worry about the honey at the grocery store, it's barely honey anyway. I'd be more concerned with the stuff that's unprocessed, with the pollen and everything.
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