I am looking into doing the oral for my son who is nine days old and I am not sure where to find the oral. Is there only one kind, did your doc or midwife reccommend it, prescribe it?? Thanks for you help!!
Newborn vit K injection or oral for 6 weeks? - Page 2
did you supplement yourself and do the oral supplement for your baby?? I have been taking vitamin K orally for about two weeks before I gave birth and now have been taking it after, orally. I am interested in if you gave your baby it orally, where did you get it, etc. Thanks for your help!
I did a lot of research and ended up supplementing myself with vitamin K and allowed it to get to the baby via breastmilk.
There is an article at http://www.babyreference.com/VitaminKinjectORnot.htm all about vit K here's one excerpt (if the link doesn't still work I have the whole article on my computer, PM me if you want it):
A Better Solution
The breastfed infant can be supplemented with several low oral doses of liquid vitamin K9 (possibly 200 micrograms per week for 5 weeks, totaling 1 milligram, even more gradual introduction may be better). Alternatively, the nursing mother can take vitamin K supplements daily or twice weekly for 10 weeks. (Supplementation of the pregnant mother does not alter fetal levels but supplementation of the nursing mother does increase breastmilk and infant levels.)
Either of these provides a much safer rate of vitamin K supplementation. Maternal supplementation of 2.5 mg per day, recommended by one author, provides a higher level of vitamin K through breastmilk than does formula,10 and may be much more than necessary.