Yes, that sweet golden syrup that is touted as a healthy, natural alternative to highly processed sugars and sweeteners. Apparently, there is a somewhat limitation to its health benefits.
Did you know that honey can actually cause botulism? Babies with this illness will have muscle weakness, constipation, and decreased muscle tone. This kind of illness is from toxin-causing bacteria (Clostridium botulinum), known to contaminate honey.
Now, don’t throw away those jars of honey in the cupboard. Infant botulism, as the name suggests, can only affect babies usually six months old and younger, according to experts, however babies are at risk up until they are one year old.
This is because one-year old and above, the body would have already developed a more mature digestive system that could manage the toxins to be harmless.
So, to be on the safe side, be patient and wait until your baby turns one before giving them honey. This will reduce the risk of acquiring this illness.