Wisconsin Eye Ointment Law?
I just wanted to update everyone. I talked to a few midwives and it turns out it actually is a state law. What the heck?!? Depending on the care provider...they may not push the issue. They only get fined if someone raises a big to do about it. You can decline still, but if they get the fine, you should be aware that the fine will be passed along to the person who declined. I plan on going the "religion" route and getting documents notarized (any bank will do this) to say that it is against my religious beliefs to have the eye ointment - along with other things. Safest route. Another mom I talked to said they made her baby get the eye ointment but then they gave her a cloth to wipe it out right away.
So dumb. I hate that a state law can dictate this!