I know this is an old thread, but I found it because I discovered today that my DS (7 months old) was given a Vitamin K shot at the hospital after being born. Unfortunately I was not aware that it was standard practice to do this for newborns, and I became furious when I realized after requesting itemized records from the billing department (the ins EOB was very vague) that this was done. I declined the Hep B shot in the hospital for him, but cannot for the life of me understand why I was not asked for consent about the vitamin K shot?!
So, my question to you ladies it this: did you already know about this before hand or where you told about it by your hospital/birth center etc? I guess there is nothing I can do about it now, and I am just trying to let it go. However, I do feel like I should at least be able to ask questions of the hospital about his policy and why I was not asked. I tried to call the medical records department today to request a copy of the info for what he received so that I can at least see what was in this concoction they so quickly injected into my son shortly after birth. :(
Also, I know this is not on the topic of this thread, but I feel like there are so many things I just didn't "know" before having my son and I feel guilty about not learning more before he was born. Sometimes I feel like I am playing catch-up and find myself saying, "I wish I'd known about this before" a lot. Like I wish I would have found LLL while pregnant instead of when he was 5 months, and that I'd read the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding while pregnant too! Ok, enough of my venting on that topic.