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Yes, moms who are breastfeeding can safely eat honey. It's a good question and one many moms ask, since babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, corn syrup, or even maple syrup because of the risk of botulism.
Here's the difference: Babies don't have enough acidity in their stomach to kill the bacteria that can cause botulism. But since mothers do have the stomach acidity to kill the germs if they eat contaminated honey, there's no risk the botulism germs will be passed to their baby in their breast milk.