Re: Ear infection in a breastfed baby
Hi Mama. Sorry your baby is sick! Unfortunately, even breastfed babies get ear infections- they just tend to get fewer than their formula-fed peers.
Have you been in to see the doctor, to confirm the ear infection diagnosis, and evaluate the severity? Most ear infections are viral and resolve without antibiotics, but if the ear infection is really severe and seems to be bacterial, antibiotics may be warranted.
You might also want to try garlic oil in the ear- I can't vouch for it myself but I have heard people swear by it for treating ear infections, though it apparently makes the baby smell like an Italian restaurant!
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