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My Babys's eyes were glued shut. (Literally). My poor baby.

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I got up this morning to baby grunting and groaning and squirming strangely.  She couldn't open either one of her eyes.  I couldn't pry them open either.  I have been dealing with the goopiness for a little while but this was over the top.  I had to lay a warm wet rag on them for quite a while to get em open.  Probably wasn't that long, but it sure did feel like it. 

 

Talk about one mad baby too.  I would be pretty mad if my eyes refused to open also. She couldn't see a thing.  That must have been pretty scary for her.  it got her good and mad anyways.

 

I am guessing it is clogged tear ducts.  But wow.  I am beginning to wonder about it, if it is some sort of infection or something.  Her eyeballs or the inside of her eyelids aren't red so I am not going to worry about it too much. Her eyelids on the outside are a bit puffy though. 

 

She doesn't seem to be in distress except of course when her eyes are glued shut.  My poor baby.

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DDCC

This happened to my youngest and I put a few squirts of breast milk in his eyes when I nursed for a few days and it cleared right up. Sounds weird (and it was kind of a challenge to get the aim right lol) but it was far better than taking him to the pedi and dealing with their nonsense. And it worked!

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I second the breastmilk, but i just express some onto my finger and rub it across each eye.  Or you could express a bottle and use a dropper.

 

If I try to spray directly, I just make the baby angry as I squirt him all over the face, across the room, etc.  lol

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f I try to spray directly, I just make the baby angry as I squirt him all over the face, across the room, etc.  lol


Yeah.  I can see that.  I put some on my finger and put in her eyes after I unstuck em with a rag.

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DS2 had that too! Poor baby! I used breastmilk also and massaged the tear ducts very gently (and of course after washing and drying my hands) several times a day. It unclogged them very quickly and the problem was gone!

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