I went through this as a child and most doctors told my mother I was too young at the time (2-5 yrs). Until one specialist from the cystic fibrosis center told my mother he was amazed no other doc had seen how huge my tonsils were and not taken them immediately. HE took me off ALL drugs and scheduled it pronto. My mother had to fight to find a doc to do something. It was uncommon then to take them out that young, now quite the contrary. Ever since then, I have had absolutely NO problems Ears, nose or throat wise. I was miserable when I was little. Extremely tired, lethargic, ear infections, soar throat from coughing, vomiting from coughing, apnea...you name it, I went through it. I don't think treating it drug wise until they are older is smart either for a child. It would have been great if they had done it earlier on me. Go for it...it sounds to me like your baby is miserable without it. Best of luck, S.