4mo boy puts his fingers into his ears often while breastfeeding or not. No ear infection (checked by dr). Why?

Just because. By 4 mo a kid can usually put his hands where he/she wants. It doesn't have to mean anything. He may just like playing with his ears.

Related Questions

Does breastfeeding while lying down cause ear infections?

Good Question. Studies have demonstrated that an infant taking a bottle laying down increases the risk of ear infections. I am not aware of similar reseach for a breast fed baby, but it makes one wonder. Read more...

How long does teething last? My 3.5 mo pulls his ears when breastfeeding. Doesn't take my breast well. Ears no infection (checked by dr).

Teething. Teething is a process that occurs intermittently for months. You have to remember that your baby currently has NO teeth. By the time they are two years old they should have around 20. Generally they erupt in pairs or more, but not always. Read more...

My son has tubes put in his ears he has ear infection and ciprodex was given to him but he cries when I put it in is this normal?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) in ear tubes. It can be. If he has an ear infection that is draining through the tubes then the skin of the ear canal may inflammed as well. He might also be scared. This inflammation can be tender. He may also have a contact sensitivity or contact allergy to the drops. There are other drops that can be effective you could always call your doctor and have him seen or try a different type of drop first. Read more...
Pain with drops. It's best if the drops are body temperature or it can cause dizziness or discomfort in some. Keep the bottle in your hand or pocket for 5 minutes before giving them. Ciprodex is ph balanced for ears and usually it doesn't hurt kids. The drops go through the tube and then head down your eustachian tube to your throat, so another reason could be that he doesn't like the "taste" of the drops. Read more...
UNUSUAL BUT COULD BE. Have his ears looked at by his pediatrician--he may need an oral antibiotic. Read more...

2 year old with what seems like ear pain my 2 year old son is having pain in what seems like his ear (he grabs it) every time we feed him. Thinking that this was an ear infection we took him to the doctor. The doctor checked his ears for infection, and

Ear . Ear pain and perceived ear pain can be fairly common in kids. It could be from the ear itself such as an ear infection, ear fluid (very hard to see with a hand held otoscope), object stuck in the ear, impacted wax, ruptured ear drum or ear injury from pressure changes. It could also be from another area that just feels like the pain is in the ear such as temporal mandibular joint syndrome (tmj), sinus infection, tooth infection or sore throat. If the problem continues, your best bet may be to see a pediatric ear, nose, and throat doctor who can do a more careful examination with specialized equipment such as an ear microscope and possibly an endoscope. Call your child's doctor if he develops fever, severe headache, dizziness, swelling around the ear, weakness of the face muscles, or if he is not improving in 24-48 hours. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. Read more...
Depends. Depends on the results of pediatricians exam. Sometimes if there is swelling in the eustachian canal there may be difficulty in equalizing pressure when swallowing. Could try a decongestant to see if there is improvement of symptoms. Read more...