My beautiful new baby boy had a tiny bit of discharge in his eye last Thursday . When the health visitor came she said to carry on as I was doing, putting breast milk in his eye and cleaning with cooled boiled water from the inside out. By the next day his eye was swollen and gunky. I took him to my GP who prescribed him eye drops to put in 4 times a day and said to use in both eyes if it spread. Sure enough the next day xxxxx(Saturday) it was in both eyes. I've been applying the drops religiously 4 times a day but it doesn't seem to be getting much better. They're not swollen anymore but still very gunky. I've kept cleaning them with boiled water but I don't want to irritate them anymore. I rang the G.P again today but his swabs still aren't back. Does anyone have any tips or know how long the drops usually take to work?