Poor DD...she's had 6 ear infections in six months. I go in, we get abx, go back in 10 days and usually they are gone. Once we had to go to a 2nd and then a 3rd round of abx. There have also been several times that I know her ears have been bothering her, I take her in and they say, "there's a little bit of fluid there, but it's clear and not infection." (no abx, just ride it out and see if it goes away or becomes infected)
We have a good friend who is in family practice. We don't go to him for med. care, but he is a good friend. He asked me if she was drinking from a straw (or could she drink from a straw). I said I was still nursing about 2-5 times a day and she drinks water from a sippy. He said that suction needed when drinking from a straw helps clear the eustachian tubes. He said that the suction needed for nursing and sippy cups don't do the trick but if I could encourage a straw more often then it should help keep the tubes clear.
Anyone else ever heard of this?