Q:

My daughter is occasionally touching her left ear to her left shoulder since 4 days. What could be the reason?
Tomorrow I will seeing her doctor for the same thing



Arwa Hozefa

mabbe she is teething . sometimes they do that when new teeth are coming.  press her eat and see if she's crying.  if she does then mabbe some kind of infection.  good your visiting your doc tomo.

Archana Bhosale

Thank you Arwa, even I feel it's due to teething phase.  We tried that pressing her ear but she is not crying.

Meghna Tailor

My baby boy same doing, both ear touching. As you answered bcoz of teeth coming. What is the connection teeth &  ear

Archana Bhosale

Meghna no idea but ppl say so tried it

Sonam patel

Sheeba Vijesh any idea?
Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa

Sheeba Vijesh

Archana Bhosale imagine you have tooth pain but your hand is occupied... you cannot use your hand to touch face, what would you do? touch with shoulder! that is the connection between tooth and ear😊... baby does not know what to do, so must be doing like that... i also think either teething or ear infection or some itching sensation in ear.. only doctor can advise correctly...thanks for thetag sonam patel

Sonam patel

Sheeba .. that's interesting..you explanation was so perfect.. and i came to know a new thing..

Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying)

Archana Bhosale my lactation counselor and pediatric both told me about this at the baby's birth.... lying position feed can cause milk deposition near baby's ear inside and they get infection, irritation and pain sometime...I was told to uplift baby on my hand like cradle position and feed in sleep if I don't want to sit... check if that is the reason...when ur baby was born as my girl also turned 7 month on 11th😊

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Yes Archana as all said , it might be because of teething or itching or infection in ear... your doctor can answer better...

Archana Bhosale

Thank you Rakhi Puri, & your lactation counsellor point to be considered. My  daughter was born on 5 th September. Thank you @ Dr. Shilpitha

Archana Bhosale

Thank you Sheeba Vijesh ur explanation is logical.

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