Ears are very sensitive to food consumption. Excessive fluid retention precipitated by dairy and peanut butter is the leading factor for chronic earaches. Sugar slows the immune system from working at its full potential and can be a hidden factor causing earaches. I help many infants and toddlers with chronic ear challenges by checking the top vertebrae in their neck, which are often misaligned from the birth process and from falling while learning to walk.
Unsweetened coconut milk is an excellent alternative to dairy products. For those who have chronic ear challenges, I would avoid gluten grains including wheat, oats, barley, and rye.