You can reduce the risk of sinus infections for your child by reducing exposure to known environmental allergies and pollutants such as tobacco smoke, reducing his/her time at day care, and treating stomach acid reflux disease.
Breast feeding is generally protective of allergy. When this is not possible, efforts should be made to wean/supplement with extensively hydrolyzed hypoallergenic protein hydrolysate.
Also, the following feeding rules should be followed:
- The child should have at least a six month delay in consuming solid foods
- The child should be 6-12 months old before consuming cow’s milk and dairy and products.
- The child should be 12-24 months old before being offered eggs.
- The child should be 24-28 months of age before peanut, tree nut, and seafood is introduced.
If the infant continues to struggle, we recommend testing for other ingestant allergies such as egg and soy.