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I don't know much about the eye goo they put on newborn babies in the hospital. Mostly my opinion on it is an aesthetic one at this point. I don't like it because it makes babies look so weird and I don't think I'd like someone smearing greasy goo all over my face. I don't even know what its called, just that there doesn't seem to be much middle ground when it comes to it. You're either fine with it or you're adamantly opposed to it. What are yalls opinions? I need some insight.
I found this info on it It has to do with bacteria.
it is a topical antibiotic like clindamycin. it is mandatory in all states for babies to get it because certain infections they can aquire passing through the vagina can cause blindness. by the way it is now legaly madatory and you cant refuse it, if you give birth at a hospital. it is a us statute. here is a link. http://www.rbs2.com/SilvNitr.pdf
We are doing a home birth and I will opt out. I am allergic to the medication they use and would prefer that it not be given to my baby either. I don't have the STD that they are concerned about so I feel it's riskier to give it to the baby than to decline it.
Alison - Mom to: Augustus (2) Maximus (3) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (12) Christopher (14)
All of my babies have had it and I see no problems with it. It's simply to prevent infection, and not all of the infections it prevents have to do with an STD. That is common misconception. My sister wiped her son's eyes, thus wiping out the meds. Her son ended up with an eye infection a week later and she had to apply the medication herself for a much longer period. Just my 2 cents.
tyler had it, no one even asked me, that i know of. My husband might have okayed it or we might have signed for it before we got started...i don't remember. either way i figure there must be a reason for it.
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