Tuesday, September 19, 2006

we took avery for a second check up with her pediatricain and her ears are just fine!

I think the ER doctor's were too quick to diagnos a double Ear infection. they saw a sick baby with a temp. and figured it was typical ear trouble....
Avery's a breast fed baby and that keeps the ear trouble away. she's not one of those snotty nosed, day care baby's that get stuck with a fake bottle of formula that are always fighting something and end up getting TUBEs in their ears. my girls a healthy natural well cared for baby.
What's wrong with today's medicine?

we are feeling major new teeth arriving on both sides of her lower jaw. that could be some of her discomfort and drainage.....those suckers are sharp too!


Blogger Shana said...

I'm very glad she doesn't have an ear infection. Those are miserable!

Just an FYI... even breastfed babies get ear infections. My children have all been breastfed and also all plagued with ear infections. My oldest two have even had to have ear tubes. In our case it is apparently their ear anatomy -- they're just very prone to them. My husband still gets ear infections at least twice a year -- and he's in his mid-thirties! (Pretty rare for adults to get them.) The kids just got their dad's ears.

September 19, 2006 12:34 PM  
Blogger keesh said...

Yeah and some people have to send their kids to daycare whether they want to or not. I had to and I breastfed my son for 4 months and then tried to pump but couldn't pump enough breastmilk so i had to put him on formula part of the time and then he weaned himself after about a month. He had ear infections the whole time I nursed him, but all kids are suseptable to ear infections, not based on breast or formula...

September 19, 2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger Avery's mom said...

I didnt mean to sound anti daycare or formula fed....
I'm just making a point of the health benefits of the breast. and noting the fact that my baby isnt exposed to as many health problems or risks associated with Mass children and germs.

September 19, 2006 12:51 PM  
Blogger art said...

glad all is well

September 19, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Violet said...

Maybe Avery's getting her molars? Apparently they're a lot more troublesome than incisors.

September 19, 2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger aughra said...

You know, sometimes those ear infections can't be helped. We don't smoke, Gus was never in day care, and was breastfed, and he had 17 in fifteen months!! He ended up getting tubes. I had four sets as a kid - it's hereditary. I hope I don't go through the same thing with Rock.

Oh, and that isn't his real name, you got the picture, right?

September 19, 2006 5:20 PM  
Blogger greekchickie said...

I think doctors are TOO quick to pin any achy feelings on ear infections on little ones. They pump them full of meds & send them on their way, with antibiotics they don't always need.

I'm glad baby girl is ok! Hugs to her!


September 19, 2006 5:25 PM  
Blogger K8E said...

I'm so glad she's feeling better!

September 19, 2006 6:15 PM  
Blogger K said...

Hey now. Easy on the working moms. We're not totally evil. And while there are indeed benefits to breast feeding, especially in terms of bonding between mother and child, I believe some of that is propaganda since breast feeding is now in and formula feeding is out. Society now has a huge stigma against moms who don't breastfeed, giving anxious moms something else to worry about. If you notice, anyone who is formula feeding almost immediately offers up a reason why she's not breastfeeding. Rather sad that we can't all support each other.

September 19, 2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger Heather/SHTEZQ said...

opps Mom alot of defensive comments huh? I see what you are saying and that you were trying to make a point. I know you were not trying to put anybody down except the ER department of course. I Run a daycare and trust me In one month I have had 3 sickkids in my house and know Q. is sick and needing his treatments. But hey I am so glad she is feeling better give her big kisses from me and the boys

September 19, 2006 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched a report on The Early Show and they talked about a study that said antibiotics are usually not needed in most cases of ear infections. Good to hear Avery is feeling better! (And that I am able to post on your blog!!)

September 20, 2006 9:30 PM  

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