4 months old boy | 2 years ago
Who are at higher risks for ear infections?
2 years ago
These are the possible babies who can get ear infections Babies born prematurely. Younger children because they have shorter Eustachian tubes. Children who attend daycare because they tend to have more colds. Children with allergies or exposed to cigarette smoke. Smoke can irritate the Eustachian tube, making ear infections more likely. Children who were not breastfed. Breastmilk has antibodies that help fight infections. Children who are bottle fed and who swallow milk while lying down. Milk can enter the Eustachian tube, which increases the risk of an ear infection. Children with cleft palates.