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Preventing Ear Infections in Infants

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 04:44 PM

Question: What would you suggest to prevent ear infections in infants?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

In my research, vitamin D3 has been shown to be an effective treatment for ear infections. I would advise 1,000 IU to 2,000 IU a day. Also, breastfeeding, which transfers the immune antibodies from the mother to the baby, is important, and will greatly reduce the baby’s risk of other infections including Hib meningitis (an infection of the lining of the brain). I also feel that all babies should get their baby vitamins. If you are choosing to bottle feed, avoid cow’s milk formula and soy formulas. Instead, use either harvested breast or goat’s milk. Keeping the nipples (human or bottles) clean is essential. Because the baby’s Eustachian tubes are wide, bacteria from contaminated nipples can easily enter the middle ear.

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