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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Is honey suitable for children?


It is not suggested to feed your child with honey before his/her first birthday, because it may cause intestine abnormalities, due to the fact that the bowel’s flora development is not complete yet. After age one, nutritionist suggest to add small amounts (at the start) in yogurt or in milk, in order to support the proper bowel function and to supplement your child’s nutrition, especially if he/she is not eating a variety of foods. Honey is sweet and this specification makes it easily acceptable to children, so you can make a healthy ally for your child’s proper growing up.

Maria Toumpi, MSc
Clinical Nutritionist - Dietitian

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