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DD is 7 months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> & has had, since birth, the tendancy to get crusty yellow globs of goo in her eyes/eyelashes when she sleeps. When she wakes I often have to help her pry open 1 or both of her eyelids, the goo dries & sticks them together. I was told it was common blocked tearducts at birth & I squirt BM in them occassionally, plus wipe with warm damp cloth. I read however that if this doesnt go away by @ 1yr she could need surgery- & I am SO not big on that idea- I'm sure I'd wait & delay that as long as possible. It doesn't hurt or bother her, just is annoying & looks bad.<br><br>
Anyone have experience/insight about this??
 

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DD had this, showed up at 2 weeks. I too posted a few threads right here worrying about it and hoping it would go away quickly. I used breast milk, chamomile tea etc. GOOD NEWS - one eye cleared up completely overnight at about 7mo and the other eye at about 9 or 10mo. Just like that, gone! So I suggest you trust that your child will likely grow out of it and it will be gone before 1yo....and if still around at 1yo then do some research and see what your options are before surgery (maybe just wait until 18mo etc).
 

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dd1 who is now 3.5 had this until she was about a year... now my dd2 who is 10 months also has it still in her left eye.
 

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Ds had it too, and he had it until he was close to two!<br><br>
I just used a warm cloth and massaged the tear duck a few times a day
 

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My DD had this for a while and her ped said not to worry about it and just keep putting breast milk in it to ward off infections. Massaging the tear duct can help too.
 

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My DD has it also in her left eye. I put BM in it after each nap.
 
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