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    Preventing ear infections for children who have family history of them.
    jaradb posted:
    My daughter is 13 months. She has had several ear infections already. Some back to back. She has also been teething pretty heavily. She is already getting her top I teeth in now. She has not had much of a break from teething. We were hoping that teething was causing the ear infections but not sure. As a child my wife had the same problem with chronic ear infections. I would like tubes to be a last resort but I hate having to constantly give her antibiotics as well. We still give her a bottle and a pacifier. I know that these can both promote ear infections. We are working toward eliminating them both to see if that will help. I guess my question is has anyone else had success preventing ear infections with their child who has a genetic predisposition to them without getting tubes or constantly taking antibiotics? It seems there must be a way to naturally avoid these ear infections.
    momuv4girls responded:
    Having 4-children with chronic ear problems, I completely feel for you.
    My first 3, took antibiotics almost continually - despite the fact they had no bottle past 9-months......
    My 4th daughter had tubes put in at 13 months, and looking back, I sure wish I had put tubes in my other daughters ears.
    It was wonderful !!! No more ear infections, no more antibiotics.

    The tube procedure is very minimal compared to going through ear infections, hearing tests, doctor visits, and antibiotics.
    I'd urge you to look in to the procedure.

    Take care,
    jaradb replied to momuv4girls's response:
    Thank you for reply and sharing your experience. I think we are coming around on our fear of getting tubes put in. After reading a lot the majority of people's experiences with them have been positive. Thanks again!

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