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Foods to give to infants with care


As much as possible, do not give the following ingredients to infants under the age of one.

Let's choose food carefully even during the weaning period.


1.   honey, unrefined sugar, sugar cane, corn syrup, vegetable juice《Forbidden under 1 year old》

  These foods can cause infant botulism.


Clostridium botulinum is an extremely toxic bacterium that normally exists in soil and mud, and has the property of being able to multiply in the absence of oxygen.

It is possible to become infected if you eat home-made food, canned fruits and vegetables from overseas, vacuum-packed smoked fish, etc.

This bacterium produces toxins that selectively invade the joints of nerves and muscles.

It can cause paralysis. As it progresses, it may lead to respiratory failure.


"Honey" may contain Clostridium botulinum, which is thought to be carried by bees, and it is said that 5-10% of honey produced in Japan contains Clostridium botulinum. It is said that there are more overseas ones.

In fact, there are known cases around the world of infants who ate honey and developed botulism.

When it occurs in infants, unlike in adults, spores in bacteria (spores with highly durable cell structures that are produced when the growing environment deteriorates and germinate when the environment improves) enter the infant's intestinal tract and multiply in the large intestine. It is said to produce toxins. After 1 year of age, even if spores enter, they do not multiply like infants, so it does not seem to be a problem.


Symptoms include stubborn constipation, weaker crying, and less power. I don't have a lot of fever, and my consciousness is clear,

It progresses to respiratory failure.


Clostridium botulinum toxin is sensitive to heat, so boiling it (at 100 degrees for several minutes) is said to eliminate its toxicity.

Spores are resistant to heat and require sufficient heat treatment (120°C for several minutes).


2.   raw, raw and uncooked food


Raw food requires attention to freshness, and there are many bacteria and parasites.

In addition, many raw foods take a long time to digest, which puts a burden on the intestines of infants.


Pregnant women also need to be careful about Listeria bacteria, so babies should be careful.

• Soft cheeses (soft cheeses such as feta, camembert, brie, blue, Mexican-style cheeses such as queso blanco fresco).

Hard and semi-soft cheeses (parmesan, mozzarella, pasteurized processed cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, etc.) are fine. 

• Lunch meat (ham, sausage, etc.). It's fine as long as it's thoroughly cooked before eating.  

• Patties and meat spreads that require refrigeration. Anything in a can is fine.  

• Raw fish, smoked seafood. Anything cooked over a fire is fine.  


3.   alcohol, spices


There is no problem with the alcohol used in cooking, as the alcohol evaporates when heated.

Be careful not to use strong spices as they may numb your sense of taste and damage your dining room and stomach walls.


4.  carbonated drinks (excessive intake of sugar, more than one can of carbonated drinks (sweetened) a day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes)



5. Instant foods, cup noodles, bag noodles, snacks, fast foods, processed meat products

(Excessive intake of oil, salt, sugar, additives, etc.)







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