Ellie (17mo) has what appears to be conjunctivitis (mild/mod swelling redness of conjuctiva, classic, yellow sticky discharge) When we first noticed it yesterday it was only a little discharge we immediately began putting a drop or two of freshly expressed breastmilk in both eyes. We did it like 5 times yesterday. This morning her eyes looked a little worse so we did it about every hour from 6a-8a but its definetly getting worse! Every time we wipe it away now there is more goop within a few minutes.
We sleep on one side of the pillow the first night, the second the second night and then replace and follow the same pattern until its gone, we use a clean tissue for each eye when wiping away the goop. We wash hands with soap and warm water every time we drop in the breastmilk in addition to using a non-alcohol hand sanitizer inbetween times. I am careful that the dropper doesn't come in contact with the eye at all. I have lysoled every surface she touches and common places(light switches, doornobs etc) at least once a day. I change my shirt about 3 times a day.
Why is it getting worse? None of our kids have had conjunctivitis prior to moving into the apartment in March. This is now our third round.