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Is it bad for a baby's ears to breastfeed him in a lying down position?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes and no

There is some concern for the presence of milk over the Eustachian tube exit in this position, but positioning the kid vertically for 5-10 min after such a feed can cancel this out.

In brief: Yes and no

There is some concern for the presence of milk over the Eustachian tube exit in this position, but positioning the kid vertically for 5-10 min after such a feed can cancel this out.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The position will not cause ear infections.
And breast feeding will help decrease the incidence of ear infections.

In brief: No

The position will not cause ear infections.
And breast feeding will help decrease the incidence of ear infections.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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