Allow 4-month-old Baby To Consume Honey?
hello, what is the solution if you don’t have to drink ASI sometimes you don’t want to, but when I give you water mix honey, I want to, and can a baby aged 4 months drink honey ?. thank you
Hello Mrs. Cllu CYnq LhiienHaa Thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. Who does not know the goodness and benefits of honey. Almost everyone knows the myriad benefits of honey if consumed regularly. However, this cannot be applied equally to babies. The body's defense system in infants is basically still in the process of developing, so the imperfect defense system will be susceptible to infection if the intake that enters the baby's stomach is not really concerned about the content and cleanliness. And this is very dangerous.
Basically honey contains harmful bacterial spores called Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Which if babies under the age of 1 year consume honey, it is feared that it will cause botulism. This happens when the Clostridium botulinum spore enters the digestive tract, living and developing in it. After that the bacteria will produce dangerous toxins that will attack the baby's sarag system so as to make the body's muscles become weak and paralyzed, including also threatening the respiratory system. And the emergence of botulism symptoms will appear like:
difficult to swallow
crying louder than usual
Besides the fear of botulism, another danger that is feared is an allergic reaction. If allergies occur, it can also be life threatening for your child. For this reason honey should be given to children over the age of 1 year, and wait 4 days for the body's reaction before giving it again or providing other food. Keep introducing breast milk to your baby, because in breast milk a lot of benefits are good for babies, especially for the formation of the body's defense system later. Thus we can convey, hopefully our information can be useful for you. thank you