I have a friend who believes that the vitamin K and hep B shot for newborns are absolutely necessary, circumcision is beneficial, and eye ointment in the newborn is necessary. I shared with her the following articles on the other subjects but could not find a specific one on the eye ointment or hep B. I was a nursing student and learned that eye ointment was only useful against gonnorhea and clamydia, and Ive read it other places too but just cant find it. What about a good article on the newborn hep b shot? I told her that hep b is only transmitted thru blood and body fluids and that my newborn would probably not be having unprotected sex or sharing needles any time soon, so I didnt feel it necessary.
Her only arguments for these things is "there must be a reason they are done"
http://www.nocirc.org/ -the video