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My DD has a plugged tear duct (that I'm working on) and she gets goop and crust too, from time to time. She is a little over 4 weeks old. I massage the inner corner of her eye (just wash your hands and massage toward the nose) to help open it and I've squirted breast milk in her eye too.
The same thing happened with my son when he was a newborn and even though it looked infected, the doctor said it was from his blocked tear duct and to keep massaging it. Eventually it went away.
But, if you are worried, it's not wrong to contact your health care provider about it!