Friday, September 5, 2008

a word about honey

Don't give honey to children under two. Raw or pasteurized. Just don't do it. There is a botulism risk and it could be fatal.

You can find raw honey at most health food stores. If you don't have a local health food store ask around and see if anybody keeps bees that you can buy from. County fairs almost always have a honey competition and you can also contact your county extension office.

For local co-ops check out Local Harvest

3 comments:

Kristy said...

Ask and ye shall recieve-- thanks Erin! :)

Michelle Stille said...

Most sources say don't give honey to infants under 12 months. I think that's the official AAP stance, too. Like most things, though, I would consider the overall picture. My 14 month old gets honey if I am eating it but he's breastfed. If he wasn't breastfed, there are a lot of things I would worry a lot about and probably change our whole lifestyle to keep the germies away.

And I will be trying the pumpkin granola soon!

The ER Doctor said...

Hello

I thought you and your readers may be interested in a real world account of the the danger of feeding an infant honey. It it as this link:
http://www.yourerdoc.com/botulism-infants-and-honey/
Thanks!