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This never occured to me until I heard a former RN, who is currently a home-birth attending midwife, describe the eye infections she has seen in newborns who did not have the eye gunk.
This midwife says that because of the bacteria in the hospital, and the number of people who will touch your newborn, she DOES reccomend the routine antibiotic eye goo, to prevent infection introduced by caregivers/hospital environment.
If I have a baby in a hospital, I might choose the eye goo....esp. if I weren't going to birth my baby and leave a few hours later, because everybody, that picture-takin' lady, the nurses, the peds, they're all dirty and those baby eyes are sensitive!