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Okay, so I do know that in N.S. no babe gets anything vax-wise until they're 2 months old.I'm neither bragging nor complaining here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">, just fact stating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
On an unrelated note, can anyone clear something up for me? This has been sticking in my craw ever since DS's birth last August. I think i know the answer to this, but the goo they put in babes eyes, supposedly required by law (although I know you have the right to refuse). Is it for anything OTHER than preventing Chlamydia (sp?)related eye infection?<br><br>
I grilled my OB, public health nurse, GP etc and they all were a bit non-comittal. My GP tried to convince me that they prevent eye-yeast infections from vaginal C. albicans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:. I work in an immunology lab and I can tell you FOR A FACT that Gentamycin does nothing against fungus. SHe said, there are "Other bacterial flora that can cause conjunctivitis..." I don't think I buy that one either.<br><br>
Anyhow, the long and the short of it was, I waffeled and gave in as it was 'only' Gentamycin,(fairly mild compared to silver nitrate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> ).Also, my DH was unsure what to believe.<br><br>
Any insights?<br><br>
P.S. I appologize if this is the inappropriate forum for this question. I wasn't sure where it belonged and didn't want to post 2 new threads.<br><br>
Peace and Love! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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AS far as I know...eye goop is just for those ladies that have an std.....not necessary for those of us who are "clean". I refuse it.
 

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Both my midwife and dd's pediatrician told me that the eye goop wasn't neccessary for us as I was checked for infections during pregnanvy and didn't have any. So we didn't get it done. No one tried to convince me otherwise. I did have to sign the waiver though because so the law, but that wasn't a big deal.
 

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amnesiac<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Agreed!
 
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