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    3 Year old always sick
    sondimarie posted:
    My 3 year daughter is constantly sick. She doesnt go to daycare and stays home with me. I also have a 9 year old daughter who I homeschool and she is rarely sick. Along with her heartburn that she takes daily medication, she is sick at least every 2 weeks. either with a cold, or cough, or ear infection or stomach flu. I cant help but wonder if its because I breastfed my older daughter and not my 3 year old and she has a weaker immune system because of it? My older also doesnt eat dairy and the younger one does. Any suggestions or reasons why she could always be getting sick?? My house is always clean so it cant be that. This is so frustrating and I feel so bad for her.
    Jess351 responded:
    My oldest (son) was this way as well. His illness drastically decreased when I limited dairy. He drank soy milk instead of cow's milk and seemed to prefer it. I did finally take him to an ear nose and throat specialist and turns out he needed his tonsils and adenoids removed. I can tell you in the last 11 years since they were removed he maybe was sick 4 times.
    Now my younger child (daughter) would be vegetarian if I didn't offer her chicken and turkey from time to time. She too has been on soy milk and prefers it. She was getting sick as well however doesn't have adenoids and tonsil issues. She has what they call non-allergic rhinitis. It's almost as if she has allergies but she's sensitive to smells and "things in the air". I found out that making sure my house was clean was contributing to her issues. The cleaners where causing her nose to "flare up". Once I watched what chemicals I was using and made sure to give her sudafed or zyrtec when she gets stuff/runny she's been much better. Not sure if that helps you at all. Every child is different. This has been my experience though. Good luck!

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