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Ear infections conquered(hopefully)

Posted by Caroline on May 03, 2002 at 23:53:41:

I just thought I'd post this as a help to any parent dealing with ear infections.

My daughter was exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months. At 6 months, we introduced solid food, which included organic goats milk and yogurt. Dairy was a big hit, and we gave her plenty of yogurt, as well as cheese later on. Unfortunately, she started developing ear infections and had 4 between the ages of 6 - 12 months (and was given antobiotics each time, which worried me tremendously). At the end of her first year, she also was getting terrible rashes on her bottom and was having 6-7 rather loose stools per day.

Concerned, we tried 2 rather drastic measures - we eliminated dairy from her diet (by now a huge favorite of hers) and began taking her to a chiropractic physician. Within a couple of weeks, the diaper situation had cleared completely. And, as she is almost upon her 2nd birthday, I can happily say that she has not had an ear infection in about a year! In fact, during the past year she suffered through 2 very bad colds - one just before her 18 month well visit to the pediatrician. I said nothing but watched as her ears were checked - not even a trace of fluid. She weaned herself from breastmilk around 16 months and today is about 95% dairy free. A small amount (such as a bit of butter occasionally) doesn't seem to affect her at this point.

About 2 weeks ago, my husband gave our daughter a couple of slices of cheese (which she remembers and loves). The next day, she had sore red bumps on her bottom. Obviously, diary was a major factor in her health problems, and I believe the chiropractic adjustment should be helping as well. As an aside, while waiting in the doctor's office today, my husband read in a popular mainstream magazine that a large percentage of ear infections (87%, I believe) in toddlers were not influenced by antibiotics at all and treatment with numbing ear drops was sufficient.

Just thought this might give some hope to parents who have struggled with this as we had been!




Raw dairy or pasteurized?

Posted by R. on May 04, 2002 at 04:19:50:

In Reply to: Ear infections conquered(hopefully) posted by Caroline on May 03, 2002 at 23:53:41:

Was the milk and cheese raw or pasteurized? Was it from pastured or grain fed animals?

Many of those who have problems with pasteurized milk see their problems go away once they switch to raw milk. There appears to be a small percentage of people who don't tolerate even raw.



Re: Ear infections conquered (hopefully) (TESTIMONIAL.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on May 04, 2002 at 10:07:31:

In Reply to: Ear infections conquered(hopefully) posted by Caroline on May 03, 2002 at 23:53:41:

Thanks, Caroline.

For totally supporting exactly what I have been saying on this BB for many years and in my practice for nearly 30.

Congratulations on being a good parent!

WHY is the "standard of practice" in this country still turning their backs on this obvious truth?

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Raw dairy or pasteurized?

Posted by Caroline on May 04, 2002 at 12:25:23:

In Reply to: Raw dairy or pasteurized? posted by R. on May 04, 2002 at 04:19:50:

Honestly, I didn't feel comfortable (or knowledgable) enough to give raw products to a young infant. I also do not know if the animals were grain fed or not - but I would be interested to see if either condition would make a difference.

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