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Francesca M. Marino, DC, Awais Butt, DC

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ December 29, 2010 ~ Pages 249-250


There is some evidence that suggests chiropractic analysis is an effective technique for reducing the frequency and severity of recurrent otitis media (OM) in children.1 While OM remains the most frequent reason for prescribing antibiotics to children in the U.S., Fallon identifies prior antibiotic use as a factor associated with increased risk of OM, as well as infants who are not breastfed.2Other studies show that infants who are not breastfed have double the odds of developing recurring OM, whereas infants who are breastfed for the first four months of life are protected against single and recurrent episodes of OM.3

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