Ok, I was trying to find other links to the article I first read in case it gets banned, and there are a few if we google "breastmilk, stem cells and newborn blood".
This link has oral Vit K available, but I like it since it has quite a few articles combined on one page, complete with resources, on Vit K, why it's given and why some don't give it. http://www.birthwithlove.com/categories/itempage.asp?prodid=vitamin+k+1+(vit+k+1+)oral+vit+k
Here is the first article I came across, if it gets bumped off, I can pm it. The thinking is the very high dose of Vit K in the injection interferes with stem cell transfer from cord blood and breast milk. http://www.beyondconformity.org.nz/hilarys-desk/breastmilk_stem_cells
I'm thinking it's going to be a toss up, in reality given all the interventions at birth and the many women who do not breastfeed, on if/when the Vit K injection would be beneficial.
I'm drinking nettle tea, but have no oral K on hand for baby. I didn't do that with ds2, and pretty sure we opted out, but not positive. I don't remember our mw or ped jabbing him that first visit, except for the pku test.
Pretty tired today. Finally have some appetite after weeks though-it's amazing. Maybe baby dropped some and made stomach room, or my body is saying stay ready for birth :) Really, how long can a person have bloody show/blood in mucus plug before labor? Longer than the few weeks I keep seeing?