Q&A: Can I eat honey if I’m pregnant?

While our mums may have put honey on our dummies when we were babies, we now know that’s incredibly dangerous because bacteria in honey can cause infant botulism. But can the same thing happen to bubs when they’re still in the womb?

“I know honey is a no-no for babies when they’re little, but now I’m wondering if I should be eating it while pregnant?

Simone, Mum's Grapevine Group Member

qq You’ll usually find raw honey at farmers markets or directly sold from farms, so just ask if it’s been pasteurised if you’re buying honey from somewhere other than the supermarket.

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