Ear infections are common in toddlers and young children, and the ear pain associated can be very unpleasant. If your little one gets recurrent ear infections, consider these easy tips to help prevent and manage the next one.
1. Move fluid by doing a gentle ear massage
The pain associated with ear infections is caused by pressure behind the eardrum from fluid build up. To help move the fluid, place two fingers on the bone behind your child’s ear. With firm but gentle pressure, slowly drag your fingers down the side of the neck, until you reach the collarbone. Continue for a few minutes on each side. Aim to do this a few times a day during an ear infection, or once a day to help prevent recurrence.
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3. Consider cow dairy as a trigger
Dietary triggers, such as cow dairy, may contribute to inflammation in the body and increase the risk of ear infection in some children. If cow milk seems to be contributing to your little one’s recurrent ear infections, swap it out for Kabrita Goat Milk Formula* and Kabrita Goat Milk Yogurt and Fruit* pouches.
For a more in depth look at ear infections, visit our Symptom Spotlight: Ear Infection. And, if you’d like to see if KABRITA Goat Milk Toddler Formula is right for your family, check out our special offer!
*not for children with cow milk protein allergy