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Ear Infection Prevention for Infants Claymont DE

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Natalie Marilyn Hayes, DO
(610) 497-2233
3131 Meetinghouse Rd Apt A10
Marcus Hook, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

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Darren A Franczyk
(302) 529-1735
2006 Foulk Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Regina Marie Simonetti, MD
(302) 478-7805
3521 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joseph Jordan Storlazzi Jr, MD
(302) 478-1975
2700 Silverside Rd Ste 5
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Andrew Henderson III
(302) 761-4660
222 Philadelphia Pike # 5
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Ai Dupont Hospital For Children
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Chinwe Umez, MD
1429 Krylyn Dr
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Nirmala Ravikani Kothari, MD
(302) 475-0500
1805 Foulk Rd Ste E
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Margaret S Proctor, MD
(302) 478-1975
2700 Silverside Rd Ste 5
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Christiana Hosp, Newark, De; Dupont Hosp For Children, Wilmington, De
Group Practice: Silverside Medical Ctr

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Darren Andrew Franczyk, MD
(610) 859-0120
Marcus Hook, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr. Natalie Marilyn Hayes
(610) 497-2233
3131 Meetinghouse Rd Apt A10
Marcus Hook, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Breast-Feeding Reduces Ear Infections

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November 3, 2007: 8:04 am: Dr. Neil Ear Problems

Breast-Feeding Reduces Ear Infections

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
 

Here’s a shocking statistic.

Next to the common cold, ear infections are the most commonly diagnosed childhood illness in the United States. More than 3 out of 4 children have had at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. (1)

This high incidence of ear infections in totally unnecessary as the solution to reducing the incidence of ear infections in babies has been known for decades, namely breast-feeding your baby for a minimum of 6 months, and preferably 1 year or longer.

You see, breast-feeding is the natural way to help fight infections in your baby. Researchers have discovered that antibodies passed to the baby by a nursing mother help lower the occurrence of many conditions including ear infections, respiratory infections, allergies and asthma. Breast-feeding also contributes to the infant’s immune system by increasing the barriers to infection and decreasing the growth of bacteria and viruses. As a group, formula-fed babies have more infections and more hospitalizations than do breast-fed babies. (2)

Another benefit to breast-feeding is the way you hold a baby to breast-feed it. Breast-feeding keeps the baby at an angle which helps keep the Eustachian tubes clear and hence, fewer ear infections. In contrast, bottle-fed babies tend to lie flat and that allows “gunk” (to use a fancy medical term) to get in the baby’s Eustachian tubes and run up to the middle ear where it causes infections. (1)

Now researchers have found even more evidence of the efficacy of breast-feeding. They have found that breast-feeding protects children otherwise made susceptible to ear infections by abnormalities in specific human genes.

About 19% of children are prone to chronic and recurrent middle ear infections (Otitis media). Although researchers have long known that genetics plays a part in this increased vulnerability, they never knew the exact mechanism involved.

“We know that the tendency to get this infection runs in families, and so we decided to look for small variations—what we call ‘single-nucleotide polymorphisms,’ or SNPs—in three important genes that produce inflammatory signaling molecules for the immune system,” said Janak Patel, a professor in the infectious disease division of UTMB’s Department of Pediatrics. “Two of them stood out on their own as signals of increased risk.”

The two identified genes generate the immune proteins known as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin 6 (IL-6). SNPs in each individual gene were enough, the researchers found, to create increased risk for childhood ear infections, and simultaneous SNPs in both genes created even more risk. The researchers believe that the particular var...

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