Treating an Ear Infection
I know antibiotics are not good for my baby, but what do I do if he gets an ear infection?
Avoid dairy. Identify food allergens. Try this safe, economical solution!
The treatment of ear infections in this country is a huge problem. Most of the chronically sick children I see were given antibiotics frequently for recurrent ear infections. The sad tragedy is that nearly all of these are preventable by simply changing the diet. Avoiding milk and dairy is the single largest issue, but clearly other food allergens contribute.1
Even with the best diets though a child may get an infection. This does not mean that the child needs antibiotics. The simple solution is to put a few drops of breast milk in the ear canal every few hours. This usually works to clear up the infection within 24–48 hours and is far safer, less expensive and a better solution than putting the child on antibiotics. If the mother is not breastfeeding, it is likely she knows someone who is. All that is required for the treatment is about one half ounce of breast milk, so obtaining that from a friend will work just as well.
If you know someone who has a child with ear infections please share this article. You may make a huge impact on the future health of that child.2
This article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #13.
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