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Well, I guess we are resurrecting this thread!
My DD, 6 mo. was diagnosed last week with an infection in one ear and fluid in the other. I refused treatment, but obviously am going back to have them checked--appt is at the 2 wk mark. In the meantime I have been using breastmilk to treat both ears. I am pretty certain (my the smell) that we have cleared up the infection side, but then the other side got a bit smelly, so I am still treating. Part of me is pride-ful, i think and I just want to show that doc that there IS NO NEED for those anitbiotics, since he declared "breastmilk will not help an ear infection!" and I know different, having already gotten 2 boys through this stage with NO DRUGS whatsoever. In any case, DD is the first in our family to have an infection so young. She is on no solids whatsoever, but I was thinking to give her probiotics. How would I do that? Suggestions, pls.
#2 This morning, she had crust in her fluid filled ear from drainage. IS this good or bad? And how do I know if the ear drum is ruptured? Is it OK to keep doing the bm drops?
She has had no fever and she slept great last night, so I am not too worried, but always a little. TIA
other suggestions welcome