For children in the 6 month to 4 years of age one of the most common reasons to consult an Osteopath is for chronic ear infections or glue ear.
A major cause of ear infections in children is being given a bottle of milk or formula while lying down. The milk can collect in the eustation tubes (ducts from the middle ear to the back of the throat) and become infected.
Food sensitivity to dairy is sometimes present and by removing the dairy from the diet the infections can disappear.
If you find that your child is in a cycle of ear infections and antibiotics being prescribed, then osteopathy may assist in the management of this cycle.