Notes when using honey during pregnancy

When the baby is born there is no longer protection in the mother’s uterus.

At this time, the baby is more likely to be infected by botulinum spores.

Professor Dr. Sandy Procter (University of Kansas Department of Nutrition, USA) said that the immune system of babies under 1 year old has not developed strong enough to fight the spores that can cause poisoning, sometimes found in honey.

Because this food has a pleasant sweet taste, parents should be careful not to give their children pure honey or eat foods containing honey until they are 1 year old.

Pregnant women can safely add honey to their diet and stop using it if antibiotics are taken.

A research report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that honey is a benign food, safe for both mother and fetus.

This naturally sweet food also brings health benefits to pregnant women such as helping to strengthen the immune system, supporting to prevent aging.