There are many old wives(or old mother’s) tales, which support to give honey to newborn babies – E.g. Honey should be given to newborn babies like his first taste, it should be given with water so that baby can take a sound sleep, but the truth is these all tales are outdated and against to today’s research.

Why you should not give honey to newborn babies?

Honey causes botulism and can kill the brain cells, cause of paralysis if your baby is less than a year old. It can cause a rare form of food poisoning in babies.

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Symptoms of botulism appear around 8 to 36 hours after consuming the honey

  • Constipation
  • Listlessness
  • Lack of appetite.

Honey or sugar should not be added in baby’s food or drink because they can harm his/her teeth too.

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