Background: my DD is almost 8 months old, unvaxed and EBF. She had a 72 hour course of abx when she was born because she aspirated meconium. She had a fever last Sunday, and has been cycling through 98-101F since yesterday. I took her to the pediatrician today and she has an ear infection. She was prescribed a 10 day abx routine.
I'm very torn about whether to give her the abx or not. I would rather use breast milk/ ear oil to try and treat than give her abx, but am leery because she isn't talking and I worry I won't know when she's feeling better. Most of the time she is her normal happy self, with a few sleep issues and the fever. DH had many ear infections as a child and thinks we should just give her the abx. My pediatrician gave me hell for not giving her Tylenol immediately so I didn't want to bring up alternative treatments (time to find a new practice!).
I'm concerned about her getting a yeast infection, or thrush, or just using abx in general so any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!