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#1 of 7 Old 12-09-2009, 07:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DS has been running a fever since Monday, and throwing up a few times yesterday and today. He's 10 months old, btw.
We got into see a doctor today and I was told DS has a bit of an ear infection. He prescribed some amoxicillin.
Yay, or Nay?
I refuse antibiotics myself because we're nursing and I don't want to expose him to something he doesn't need.
I thought breastfed babies got few ear infections?

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they do get fewer ear infections...but unfortunately bfing isn't a magic bullet.

my son is breastfed and has had 3 ear infections. i, too, am reluctant to do the abx route, but in your case, it sounds like your little guy is pretty sick. i'm all for taking a wait-and-see approach, but your little guy seems pretty miserable. if i were in your case, i'd probably give him the abx.

that's just my opinion...for what it's worth.

good luck! i hope your boy feels better soon.

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I'd ask about other antibiotic options... Amox is pretty tough on the tummy, and if he's already throwing up, the Amox is liable to just make that worse.

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the DR said he was throwing up because of his ear.
I gave him a dose, and some motrin and he's feeling tons better. Actually playing and smiling, something I've missed seeing.

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Oh my gosh! Last night was TERRIBLE!
Noah was up for 3 hours during the night, 1a,-4am. He would lay his head down for a minute, then tense up and cry. Repeat for 3 hours. Nothing I did helped. Nursing, diaper change, snuggling, rocking, nothing helped.
I'm not the CIO type, but I leave him to cry for a few minutes while I regrouped in the living room, then went back at it.
Is this a reaction to the abx He's never been like this, never.

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Eesh! Did you find out what it was? Did he get better? I'm facing the same problem, debating amoxicillin for my LO for an ear infection. :/ She's never been on anything and I HATE to start now, but I also hate for it to get out of control.

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