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    Default Thoughts on Vitamin K injection for newborns??

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to decide whether to ok the post-delivery Vitamin K injection, the oral version, or nothing at all. I'm leaning towards the oral version. It's not the Vitamin K itself that worries me (I know the studies suggesting a link between cancer and vit k were debunked...i think), but the other ingredients in the injection. It's the same reason I'm considering not vaccinating.

    I work for a doctor who treats a lot of patients who fell ill (autism spectrum disorders, autoimmune disorders, etc) immediately after getting vaccines so I know the dangers they post, however small the risk.

    Any thoughts, including what your decision was and why, would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance

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    I give my kids the vit k as the risk of a brain bleed Imo is much higher. In fact my levels were low so I had 3 injections myself In the weeks leading up to my last baby birth to give extra protection.

    Edited to add... I have seen what a brain bleed can do a grown otherwise healthy man who some miracle survived.
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    I think any risk associated with the vit k injection is negligible and certainly wasn't aware of any of the possible outcomes you have listed?

    However I opted for the oral dose with my children as I wanted to limit their exposure to needles - I figured birth was traumatic enough without them getting an ouchy needle.

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    I don't remember bub getting the Vit K injection but he did. We opted out of the Hep B. What I do remember, and what was much more traumatic for both of us was the awful heel prick test. Gah! Horrible!

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    I've tasted the oral vit k and its awful. As foul as foul can be. It's exactly the same drug vial as what gets injected but you give an infant a much higher dose orally than the one off injection.

    Not pushing which way I would go with but just giving some info


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    I believe in vit k injections at birth and believe the most effective way and the only way to ensure the full dose is given is through a needle.
    I have never heard of vitamin k causing autism - would love to see the literature on that one!

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    The oral dose isn't as easily absorbed and you risk them spitting it out so never knowing if they actually received the full dose. The babies don't seem to notice the needle being given, you can nurse while they do it. They'll be having the heel prick test as well so my feeling you might as well do it.

    Also, I've never heard of a link to autism, vitamin k isn't a vaccination---although I believe that link isn't valid either.
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    It's very clear to me that the risks associated with potential side effects of the injection are far smaller than the risks associated with dangerously low levels so for me it's a definite pro injection. I think it's hard to give a full oral dose and just as distressing to bub as a needle. I appreciate you taking the time to research before making a decision.

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    Dd had it done.

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    I believe the vit K injection is because babies are born with 'low' vit K levels but I'm not sure what they are measuring this against. I believe it may be of benefit to babies that have endured a traumatic birth but I could be wrong. It's for these reasons I didn't give my DD Vit K at birth. I would suggest doing your own research from reputable places (eg not AVN et al)

    However, the likelihood of severe adverse reactions from vaccines are virtually none existant. Frankly, if I were working for a doctor that believed in a link between vaccines and autism, cancer etc I wouldn't take a shred of medical advice from them with any seriousness. There never was a link with autism and never has been a link with autism.

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