Breastfeeding and Honey

While mothers breastfeed their babies, they should be very careful with their diet. It is often they gather a lot of information on what they have to eat, that are myths, so they fear that the food they consume may pass on to their baby through milk. Talking about honey, most of nursing mothers afraid to consume it because babies one year old or younger are usually not given it due to the potential risk of infant botulism. This article attends to inform the consumers about honey eating. Yes, a nursing mother can eat good quality pasteurized honey. While it is good to avoid raw honey, which has high chances of containing spores of Clostridium botulinum. Rest assured, breast milk is certainly not a source of the toxin or the bacterial spores causing infant botulism. Since the botulism spores are killed in the gastrointestinal tract of the mother, they would not enter into the blood stream or make their way into the breast milk. While mothers breastfeed they can eat honey because of their digestive system which has enough acidity in the stomach to kill botulism causing bacteria, but babies should avoid it because of their digestive system too. As in any food so in honey nursing mothers should eat a normal quantity and choose a good quality honey that is well-processed and pasteurized. So if the question is “may I eat honey while I breastfeed“ the answer is absolutely yes. The reason is that honey is a healthy sweetener and a nutritional food with vitamins beneficial for the οrganism. But if you are sensitive to pollen, celery, or other bee-related allergies, and if you are diabetics or you have low blood sugar you have to take a doctor’s advice.
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