Breast Milk for Ear Infections… Who Knew!

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When LJ was six months old I noticed that when it was time for his nap he would toss and turn.  For some reason he was unable to get comfortable while sleeping.  I knew he wasn’t hungry because he would nurse to sleep. I also knew that he was nice and warm because he was swaddled.  However, within minutes of laying him down he was squealing to the top of his lungs until I would come to pick him up and lay him on my chest.  What in the world was the problem?

LJ’s Fussy Even While Awake… That’s Strange!

After naptime, LJ was still fussy and it was at this time that I noticed he began to pull at his ears.  Is this what I think it is? An ear infection?!?! Now mind you, I never had to deal with ear infections with my daughter.  As a matter of fact, she was rarely ever sick as a baby. But LJ was giving me a “run for my money” as a mommy! LOL! I called the pediatrician (let me preface this by saying, at this time in my son’s life, I was starting to understand the concept of chiropractic care, but I was still in the process of “un-learning” a lot of things, which is why the call to the pediatrician was made) and an appointment was scheduled for the following day.

Amoxicillin Prescribed= Digestive System Problems

During the appointment, sure enough, LJ had been diagnosed with a double ear infection.  His pediatrician prescribed Amoxicillin. With chills down my spine, I took the prescription and headed to Publix Pharmacy.  After collecting the medication, I gave LJ one dose of the Amoxicillin.  Within hours his bowels were literally uncontrollable.  I had never changed so many poopy diapers in my life.  After this experience I swore I would never give him another ounce of that antibiotic, and you know what… I didn’t!

One Phone Call to Dr. Jeremy is All it Took!!

The next morning, I immediately called Dr. Jeremy and explained to him what happened.  As we talked, he explained to me how that antibiotic was not only going to kill the bad bacteria in his system, but it was going to kill the good bacteria, as well; hence the reason LJ was having the diarrhea.  He then said that he was going to have one of his staff members call me back and explain what I could do to cure LJ’s ear infection.

Within minutes, a staff member called me back.  I told her what was going on and she said, “You breastfeed, right?” “Oh yes of course!” I said.  She then told me that putting drops of breast milk in his ears would clear up the ear infection in no time.  She was right! I squirted 3 drops of breast milk in his ears 3-4 times a day.  Get this, by the time we went back to the pediatrician for LJ’s follow up appointment, his ears were perfectly fine and back to normal!


Have you ever had to use breast milk for an ear infection? Or any ailment? Tell us about your experience, we would love for you to share!

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