I know , that there is only a certain time frame , where you can do the test , starting at about 24 hours after birth and ending about 72 hours afterwards .
So , if you don´t have it done at that time , it´s too late anyway . However , I hope you realize , that if your child has one of the problems , they test for , you can be in a WHOLE LOT of trouble if you have refused the test ?
Plus , like someone mentioned , it´s a totally different story from Vitamin K and all that other stuff , they put INTO a baby , and to some of that I am opposed to as well , but I know a family , who had not done the test and ended up with a brain-damaged son , who died when he was only five , because he had one of those metabolic disorders , that didn´t get recognised until the damage was already done and they could have prevented all of it with the test and after getting the results , by putting him on a special diet right away .
I personally couldn´t live with myself , if I caused suffering like that to my baby , simply to stick to my principles .
Maybe , that´s just me , but a healthy child is the most important goal , even if I have to go the modern medicine route , and I am definitely very adamant about making informed choices , I don´t believe a doctor is right , simply because they are a doctor and I don´t let people talk me into things , simply because "that´s the way , it´s done"
But not everyting about modern medicine is bad , some things , like early tests and the resulting proper treatment , if necessary , are a blessing