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DD 10 mos was just diagnosed with a mild ear infection, after about 2 months of what I suspect may have been WC. I thought this was a cold, but it came on very quickly and DH made me take her to the ped (new one, I think pretty good). I've been trying to get her to take SA, but can't find a good way to get it in her. She doesn't swallow much when I use a dropper, and isn't letting us spoon feed her. I haven't tried giving it in a bottle of EBM because I don't think she would take a bottle from me. She barely takes them when I'm at work without the milk tasting funny from the SA. She won't take it out of a cup from me.<br><br>
So, I resorted to taking it myself and just hoping that it gets to her through my milk. Based on weight, I think about 15 grams would be a good amount for myself if I were sick. I haven't been consistent enought to find if this is my bowel tolerance, although it definitely seems to give me gas.<br><br>
Does anyone know if enough can come through in my milk this way? Also, we got probiotics at the ped and I was wondering if I could do the same with this?<br><br>
I did read that you could spray it up their nose. Would that help w/ ear infection? Could I make a solution and drop it in her ears? I put a few drops of BM in her ears - I could dissolve it in that. But how much, and how often?<br><br>
I will also try to pick up some garlic and/or mullein oil at the HFS tomorrow. How would you suggest combining these approaches?<br><br>
Quite a challenge for you awesome mamas! Hope you're up for it! Thanks in advance! (Especially Gitti, you've already helped me so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> )
 

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Anyone know how much SA and/or probiotic might end up in BM? TIA!
 

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From what I 've read, if you take the SA 20 min. before nursing the SA will be in the milk. But I guess you have to take a pretty good dose and still only a small part will make it through.<br><br>
I don't know about the probiotics.<br><br>
My grandson 1yo is on SA right now and we, too, have a hard time getting him to take it. Although we got a brand that tasts pretty good.<br><br>
He takes it in water with a wee bit of natural sugar. Without the sugar - no way. So we had to put a few grains of sugar in the water. Then he will sip on it all day long. He doesn't get nearly the does he should have.<br><br>
My dd takes it also and we are hoping between two sources he gets enough to benefit him.<br><br>
But he is very good about taking the CLO and all homeopathic meds.<br><br>
Hope your lo feels better soon. My grandson has been trying to heal himself for about 5 days now. He is fine one minute and sick the next. 5 days off and on he's had a slight fever. He ought to have enough immunity soon.
 

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What ended up working the best was to make a paste out of it with a few drops of water or BM and smear it on my nipple. But I think she is getting wise to it so I'm not sure if it will keep working. She did take the paste off my finger though, so I will try that again next time. Good luck with your grandson and thanks for your help!
 
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