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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    I find it perplexing that a parent would take google's advice over a Doctor!

    Each to their own I suppose.

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    honey is one of the only things my (very wise) health nurse actively advises to avoid introducing as long as possible due to the risk of botulism in it,

    its a huge no no, I dont know why the dr has advised her to use honey

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    I have no idea how often GPs are kept up to date on changes like this. In this case I was glad I had done my own research but I couldn't help but think about someone that may not be aware of the dangers taking the doctors advice.

    To be honest, I dont recall knowing about it when DS1 was young (now 9) but I know I didnt give him honey but only because I stayed away from naturally sweet foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    the likelihood that your LO would get botulism from store bought honey would be slim to none.
    Someone told me it is imported honey to be careful of, is that correct? The only honey I have in my cupboard says its 100% South Australian. Still wouldn't risk it but im now curious.

    Thank goodness I was clever enough to do my own research

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    Obnoxious much? I didn't say I would blindly follow one GP's advice. Those are your words, not mine.


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    Sorry, but if you don't want someone to respond obnoxiously to you, perhaps you shouldn't be so obnoxious yourself.

    It's pretty clear that honey is not recommended for babies under 1, in fact I thought it was common knowledge, so of course I would trust 'google' over the advice of someone who I know for a fact is suggesting something that goes against everyone else's recommendations. If you find that 'perplexing' well, whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharvs View Post
    Someone told me it is imported honey to be careful of, is that correct? The only honey I have in my cupboard says its 100% South Australian. Still wouldn't risk it but im now curious.

    Thank goodness I was clever enough to do my own research

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    Botulism spores can be found in any honey, regardless of where it is from. Highly unlikely perhaps, but not impossible.

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    OP, if you aren't comfortable giving it to your baby, don't! You are your babies mother and know what is best. Trust yourself. Ivy Leaf extract is a safe alternative to ease a cough and can be purchased over the counter at most chemists and used for children over 6months of age. Best of luck and speedy recovery for your little one.

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    Is botulism less likely to harm an older child than a baby? I dont know anything about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBid View Post
    Is botulism less likely to harm an older child than a baby? I dont know anything about it
    Neither do I
    In fact, I was never warned about honey with either of my children by any health professional, not even the child health nurse, which is concerning. Thankfully we don't really eat honey in this house so I don't *think* DD would have had it before 12 months anyway.

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    Yes because a babies digestive system is too immature to handle the bacteria until approx 12 months old

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    geesh Im not sure how I missed that one. Luckily I dont really eat honey so my kids never got it as babies but its a worry it doesnt seem to be common knowledge


 

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