Disgusting what they do to a newborn these day. Shots immediatly and gobs of eye ointment. It's usually an antibiotic (tetracycline or erythromycin) but some places still use silver nitrate. Tetracycline is thought to be the least irritating to a sensitive newborn's eyes. It's intended to protect the baby's eyes from being infected by syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia -- all things that should have been tested for during pregnancy. When this infects a baby's eye during delivery, it can cause pink eye/conjunctivitis . A newborn can't even see its Mother.
"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."