I battled with the same questions during pregancy and read similar information. Ie. The link between the injection and childhood cancer, and the link between the oral dose and stomach/ digestion problems. I figured there was more chance of contracting a digestive problem from the oral dose so I decided to have the injection. At one point I toyed with the idea of having neither because both possibilities scared me.
I am so glad I made the decision to give bub the injection as it SAVED HIS LIFE!!! My ds received a birth injury from the vacuum at birth. The vacuum caused a 'subgaleal hematoma' which is bleeding in the layers between the brain and the skull. Without the injection of vitamin K the blood would probably not have clotted and he would have continued to haemorrhage until........I just can't bring myself to say it. I can say there would have been a tragic outcome.
Please think carefully.
Just to note: the alleged link between autism and vaccinations is with the MMR immunization specifically. You've got plenty of time to research that one.
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I decided not to give Vit K to baby, unless she had a traumatic birth (e.g. assisted delivery or c section).
I ended up giving it to her due to her birth circumstances.
#2 did not get it because his birth did not warrant it.
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