(HealthDay News) -- Ear infections are common in children, but there are things parents can do to help reduce a child's risk.
The New York State Department of Health offers these suggestions:
- Breast-feeding, if a viable option, may reduce the risk of ear infections.
- Do not let a child under age 2 lie flat while drinking from a bottle.
- Never allow anyone to smoke around children, and avoid exposing the child to wood smoke.
- If your child is in day care, work with the staff to promote cleanliness and hygiene.