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Is something wrong with her eye? *Jess Elaine* 1 child; Tennessee 128 posts
21st Nov '12

My daughter is one month old, and I've noticed over the last week or 2 that her left eye, and only her left eye, gets really crusty when she sleeps. Like, it's had her eye completely sealed shut before. Is this something I should be worried about? :?

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 15945 posts
21st Nov '12

Sounds like a clogged tear duct...my oldest use to get this all the time when he was a baby! You could always take her to her pedi though to get it checked out..they might give you something or tell you how to help it. Try a warm washcloth and lightly wipe it

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st Nov '12

if yous till have BM or are BFing just drop some milk in her eye, it will clear it up in no time

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 15945 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" if yous till have BM or are BFing just drop some milk in her eye, it will clear it up in no time"


I have never heard of that! Pretty amazing what bm can do lol

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" I have never heard of that! Pretty amazing what bm can do lol"



oh yeah, eye infections, ear infections...

it was my "neosporin" lol

*Jess Elaine* 1 child; Tennessee 128 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *B & D Mommy*:</b>" Sounds like a clogged tear duct...my oldest use to get this all the time when he was a baby! You could ... [snip!] ... to get it checked out..they might give you something or tell you how to help it. Try a warm washcloth and lightly wipe it"</blockquote>




I use a warm washcloth/wipe just about every time I wake her up. She has her one month appointment on Monday, so I'll ask her pedi about it because the crust is like a dark yellow color when it's dry.

*Jess Elaine* 1 child; Tennessee 128 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" if yous till have BM or are BFing just drop some milk in her eye, it will clear it up in no time"</blockquote>




Really?? Wow. I'll try that. Just use a dropper?

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 15945 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" oh yeah, eye infections, ear infections... it was my "neosporin" lol"


That is awesome lol

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting *Jess Elaine*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ☮ Phuket:</b>" if yous till have BM or are BFing just drop ... [snip!] ... some milk in her eye, it will clear it up in no time"</blockquote> Really?? Wow. I'll try that. Just use a dropper?"


express in a spoon or something and use a dropper.. or if you have good aim, just squirt it!

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 15945 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" express in a spoon or something and use a dropper.. or if you have good aim, just squirt it!"


LOL! I'm sorry..that really made me laugh! I think my aim would be horribly. I wish I was still breastfeeding. I had to stop because I wasn't able to pump enough for daycare for when I started working again..boo

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" LOL! I'm sorry..that really made me laugh! I think my aim would be horribly. I wish I was still breastfeeding. ... [snip!] ... I was still breastfeeding. I had to stop because I wasn't able to pump enough for daycare for when I started working again..boo"


lol! i didt get to nurse as long as i wanted.. but now that im pregnant again, hopefully i get the chance to BF again.. : )

andijo007 35 kids; Arkansas 51 posts
21st Nov '12

My daughters doctor gave us some sort of medicine (I never used it, the side effects didn't sit right with me) but she also told me to get a warm rag and massage her tear ducts. I think after a few weeks they stopped doing that.

*Jess Elaine* 1 child; Tennessee 128 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting andijo007:</b>" My daughters doctor gave us some sort of medicine (I never used it, the side effects didn't sit right ... [snip!] ... with me) but she also told me to get a warm rag and massage her tear ducts. I think after a few weeks they stopped doing that."</blockquote>




How do you massage the tear ducts? Do you just lightly rub the eye?

andijo007 35 kids; Arkansas 51 posts
24th Nov '12
Quoting *Jess Elaine*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting andijo007:</b>" My daughters doctor gave us some sort of medicine ... [snip!] ... few weeks they stopped doing that."</blockquote> How do you massage the tear ducts? Do you just lightly rub the eye?"


Sorry, haven't been on i a few days but not the eye so much as the inside crease. If that makes sense, like kinda where the eye and nose meet.

Laurennnn 1 child; Greeneville, Tennessee 4 posts
28th Nov '12

my sons eye was like that i called his pedi and he just called in some eye drops for me and a few days after using the drops it was gone.