Ds has a UTI & has been on oral a/b for almost 10 days. He is supposed to start a new one after that once a day for six months. Apparently this is standard procedure for infants so they don't get it again & do major damage to their kidneys. I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any other options (with studies for backup). Funny, when it's someone else, I'm all "tell your dr. you're just not going to do it", but now it's me & my baby & I don't want to take any chances. What could be some side effects of taking a/b that long? I have started giving him acidophilus, but the children's formula I got has natural strawberry flavouring. Is it ok to give him at this age? He just loves it & it can't be any worse than that nasty pink stuff the a/b is in.