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#1 of 3 Old 11-15-2012, 07:43 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My three and half year old twin son who was born early and was EBF snores at night - loudly.  

 

I want to avoid having his adenoids removed so am wondering if any of you have experienced significant change in snoring with diet changes.  He was very sensitive to me consuming cow's milk as a baby and his gut seems to do okay with cheese and yogurt (we try to have him avoid cow's milk).  He has signs of allergies (boggy turbinates and puffy eyes) but his pediatrician said that they should go away when it gets cold (not super helpful).

 

I am also considering Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy to help increase sinus drainage.

 

Would appreciate any thoughts/ insights.

 

Anita Chupp

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Start studying how your child breathes while awake and asleep.  Does he ever breathe with his mouth rather than his nose?  This is likely a major cause of the problem. Mouth breathing creates a condition of over-breathing, which causes snoring or sleep-disordered breathing.  By nipping this in the bud you can avoid a bunch of health issues and even braces.

 

Read more at www.BreathingRetrainingCenter.com/kids.php or www.ButeykoEducators.org.

 

You can also check out the field of orofacial myofunctional therapy, which studies the relationship of the tongue and other mouth structures in relation to the airway.

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Did he have bottles of breastmilk or take a pacifier? I don't know if the following will be helpful or not...............

http://www.brianpalmerdds.com/bfeed_oralcavity.htm

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