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raw honey while breastfeeding

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I know honey can cause infants to get food poisoning, but if I ate raw honey would that go through my milk?
My baby is 3 months, and is a boobaholic! It's his sole source of life.
I just cant be sure if the honey would still get to him
post #2 of 8
I've never thought of that. I sure hope not, because I adore my raw honey!
post #3 of 8

Nope

No, it's the spores that cause Salmonella. And the spores themselves don't enter our bloodstream, so they don't get into your breastmilk.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
good thing! thanks!
I forgot to check on the answers to this last night, ate a tsp. of raw honey and then thought, OH NO!!! OMG!!!! WHAT DID I DO????
but its cool whew!
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by JenAsayKwa View Post
No, it's the spores that cause Salmonella. And the spores themselves don't enter our bloodstream, so they don't get into your breastmilk.
I thought it was botulism, not salmonella, that was the risk with honey for newborns...?

Still it's true that it doesn't go through you into your milk anyways.
post #6 of 8
It's not salmonella that's the concern; it's botulism.

And yeah, it would have to go directly into the baby for it to be a concern. It's not a problem for adults because we're not on a milk-based diet and our gut pH is different.
post #7 of 8
Raw honey (and the risk of botulism) is not a problem for adults with strong immune systems - but definitely avoid feeding it to infants. The spores don't pass through breastmilk so it isn't an issue for breastfeeding moms.

http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mo...ods.html#honey)
post #8 of 8
I eat raw honey all the time...no issues
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