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can you eat honey when your pregnant?

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I just got a tub of raw honey from the grocery store, can't remember which, but its raw clover honey. Can I eat this? I know you can't give honey to infants for a long time so I would think I can't eat it either? Thank you

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I got this answer for you off of baby center website, but all that I looked at said the same thing. It's safe as long as the honey is pasteurized.The risk with eating honey is really a theoretical risk for exposure to botulism, a form of food poisoning caused by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. In young children (under age 2) we discourage eating honey because their intestines aren’t mature enough to break down and destroy the bacteria.Adults really shouldn't have any increased risk of infection by eating honey, but it’s always a good idea to avoid raw honey, which is unpasteurized.
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