What are the risk factors for ear infections in children?

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It is true that some children are just more prone to ear infections than others. But certain factors can increase your child’s risk such as sleeping with a bottle, attending child care, and exposure to secondhand smoke. How can you decrease your child’s risk? If possible, avoid these risk factors. Also, breastfed infants get fewer ear infections—one more reason to breastfeed your little one!

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