My 9 month old has an ear infection.
What could have caused it?
How can I prevent it from getting worse or happening again?
Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:55 PM on May. 28, 2009
Well breastfeeding is the best thing you can do to prevent ear infections, but that may or may not apply to you at this point. Also be sure that no one smokes around your baby at all. Other things that can help to prevent ear infections: make sure that your baby doesn't lay flat with his or her bottle (like in the crib or on the floor), try to avoid having him or her fall alseep w/ a bottle, and don't let him or her suck on an empty bottle - offer a paci instead if you use one.
To help w/ the current infection, give Tylenol or Motrin for pain as needed. Give the full course of antibiotics if recommended by the Dr. (Some ear infections will clear up on their own without antibiotics, but if you are given them and begin using them be sure and finish the full course.) If he's wanting to eat normally be sure and feed him really healthy foods. You can also give him a baby Probiotic.
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