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I've been searching the threads and the net for info on ear infections and antibiotics, and have only found info on ear infections in babies 6 months and older (which, the consensus seems to be, should be treated by the "wait and see" approach before giving antibiotics). My ds is only 4 months old. I took him to the ped today b/c he had a fever last night (100.4), has a mucousy sounding cough, and isn't eating like he usually does. The ped said he had an ear infection in both ears and presribed amoxicillin. I told her I'd like to avoid antibiotics (ds has been exposed to a lot of antibiotics through me). She said she'd be ok with that in a 6 month old, but not a 4 month old. What do you think about that? Does anyone have any experience with using the wait and see approach and/or alternative rememdies in babes younger than 6 months?