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Thread: Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

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    Default Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

    My LO is 5 months old and I find the best way to nurse him is lying down. Will nursing in this position cause her an ear infection?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by 07mommy; July 3rd, 2007 at 06:03 AM.

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    Default Re: Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

    I'm sure someone else will chime in with some good links, but wanted to share my experience. Although I never nursed lying down (I'm secretly jealous that you can!), my son was always completely horizontal when he fed. Never a problem, and he started with colds when he was 3 weeks old.

    There's something about breastfeeding that makes it less likely to be a problem, no matter what the position you feed in.

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    Default Re: Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

    I nurse side lying at night and have had no problems with ear infections

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    Default Re: Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

    Here's some info based on research that confirms what mom's have observed--it doesn't cause ear infections. http://http://www.kellymom.com/babyc...n-nursing.html

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    Default Re: Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

    we do all positions, including side- lying, with no probs! hth
    Lisa
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    Default Re: Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

    when home I exclusively bf side lying and for 6 months no ear infection. hth
    Eliz

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    Default Re: Side lying nursing & Ear Infections?

    Thanks, Ladies..good to know

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