So, I just had a baby boy via UC on 11/20. Everything is going really well, generally. We have a pediatrician who is very naturally minded and supportive of our choices. We've scheduled his first check-up for Monday and she's out of town for the holiday. Otherwise, we'd just go there.
Anyway, yesterday, we noticed extra sleep in Bastian's eye. It's not weeping and it's not when he's awake, but when he sleep, his eyes goop up. The longer he sleeps, the more the goop. When he wakes up, they looks gunky. We rinse them with warm water and put some breastmilk in his eyes. The gunk doesn't seem to bother him, it's not weeping, it's not yellow, it doesn't smell funny (yes, we did some googling) and, like I said, it's only when he sleeps. It worries me a bit, but I don't really want to take him in to see a stranger and have possible issues due to the UC for something that's not a big deal. Obviously, if it is a big deal, we'd bite the bullet.
Just in case any of it matters, he was born in the caul. When his water did break, as he slid out, he gulp in a big breath. His breathing was mucusy for the first day, but we didn't suction or anything. I nursed him more often upright and now his breathing is fine. I wasn't sure if that could be related or not. Oh, also, it was a waterbirth, so we were both in the birth soup that included pretty much all of my body fluids.
So, anyone that has any input or similar experiences, it would be greatly appreciated. I'd really prefer not to take him in before Monday, but obviously we will if it worsens significantly.
Sounds like a blocked tear duct. Thanks so much for the quick responses!
aspiring midwife Mama to Declan - 7/14/00 and Bastian - 11/20/07.