Re: Breathing problems
Look into a pediactric allergist and ENT. My son had similar problems and it turned out he had obstructive sleep apnea (which is a condition where the child stops breathing time and time again in his/her sleep) in addition to enlarge tonsils and adnoids. The size of his adnoids and tonsils made breathing and swallowing even worse.
My son had his first ear/sinus infection at two months and this continued for 2+ years until an ENT removied the adnoids (bye-bye ear infections) and then at 3.5 years removed the tonsils (70% reduction in chronic sinusitus).
My son still has sleep apnea which was improved by the surgeries, but not cured. He has a CPAP which allows him to sleep safely and wonderfully now. Sleep apnea can be diagnosed as early as six months and treated then as well. It is estimated that 2 out of 100 children have it.. but only 1 out of 5000 is diagnosed. I am lucky that my husband and I were diagnosed with OSA 1.5 years ago and could recognize the signs in our son.
If we have another child I will have it tested immediately for this condition because it is serious and genetically dominant.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.