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FDA reminds parents to not feed honey to babies younger than one

Posted: 3:35 PM, Nov 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-18 22:42:37Z

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent out a safety alert Friday to parents about feeding honey to children young than one year old.

This warning includes pacifiers dipped in honey. 

The safety alert comes after four infants in Texas were hospitalized with botulism after using pacifiers containing honey. The FDA describes botulism as a rare but serious illness caused by a toxin that attacks the body’s nerves and causes difficulty breathing, muscle paralysis, and even death.