Wednesday, July 9

Vitamin K injections

This article states reasons and information about the Vitamin K shot given to newborns routinely at the hospital.

The rationale for newborn vitamin K injection at birth is that newborns are born with a "deficiency" of vitamin K. This perceived "deficiency" can lead to decreased clotting ability of the blood, that can leave the newborn more susceptible to hemorrhage. The risk is quite small, only about 1 in 200, but it does exist....

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