I went with a friend to the doctor today to help translate. It turns out that her little girl has a double ear infection. I took her to a neighborhood clinic, where the doctor gave her a prescription for medicine. The doctor was a big help, but we also got some advice from someone on the street.
We stopped at a noodle shop on the way home, and one of the people there started talking to us. As we were talking, I mentioned that the little girl has an ear infection. This chinese woman gave me advice on how to care for the infection. She said she had used this cure herself, and that it helped her. She said everyone in the countryside uses this cure. She said you take some breast milk and pour it in the ear. Then you wait a little bit, and then tilt the head to pour it out. She insisted this would cure the problem.
So my friend and I wondered if it is polite to ask a nursing mother to give you some breast milk for your ear. Okay...my imagination is running wild here. Must....bite...my...typing...fingers.... I don't know about me, but would you try it?