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<p>I got up this morning to baby grunting and groaning and squirming strangely.  She couldn't open either one of her eyes.  I couldn't pry them open either.  I have been dealing with the goopiness for a little while but this was over the top.  I had to lay a warm wet rag on them for quite a while to get em open.  Probably wasn't that long, but it sure did feel like it. </p>
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<p>Talk about one mad baby too.  I would be pretty mad if my eyes refused to open also. She couldn't see a thing.  That must have been pretty scary for her.  it got her good and mad anyways.</p>
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<p>I am guessing it is clogged tear ducts.  But wow.  I am beginning to wonder about it, if it is some sort of infection or something.  Her eyeballs or the inside of her eyelids aren't red so I am not going to worry about it too much. Her eyelids on the outside are a bit puffy though. </p>
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<p>She doesn't seem to be in distress except of course when her eyes are glued shut.  My poor baby.</p>
 

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<p>This happened to my youngest and I put a few squirts of breast milk in his eyes when I nursed for a few days and it cleared right up. Sounds weird (and it was kind of a challenge to get the aim right lol) but it was far better than taking him to the pedi and dealing with their nonsense. And it worked!</p>
 

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<p>I second the breastmilk, but i just express some onto my finger and rub it across each eye.  Or you could express a bottle and use a dropper.</p>
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<p>If I try to spray directly, I just make the baby angry as I squirt him all over the face, across the room, etc.  lol</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ILovePie</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280840/my-babys-s-eyes-were-glued-shut-literally-my-poor-baby#post_16062962"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
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<div class="quote-block">f I try to spray directly, I just make the baby angry as I squirt him all over the face, across the room, etc.  lol</div>
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<br><br><p>Yeah.  I can see that.  I put some on my finger and put in her eyes after I unstuck em with a rag.</p>
 

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<p>DS2 had that too! Poor baby! I used breastmilk also and massaged the tear ducts very gently (and of course after washing and drying my hands) several times a day. It unclogged them very quickly and the problem was gone!</p>
 
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