Thanks for posting this. We homebirth and skip the vitamin K as well and I took alfalfa at the end of my last two pregnancies. At 16 weeks I have already started taking it this time because of low iron & low energy. I had not heard of a connection with alfalfa and jaundice. As I stated before, I am O- and DH is A+ so we do have the ABO incompatibility and niether of the girls were overly jaundice - just did some naked time in front of a window. Of course it would be nice if we could skip the jaundice all together.
How were you able to draw the conclusion between the alfalfa and the jaundice?
Sooooo, had I not transferred care during labor and had they not given him the shot (our hospital gives it or calls CPS), it would probably have been a good thing that I'd bulked up on the alfalfa, excepting that it caused his jaundice to be worse. Of course, now that I'm looking at it right here, perhaps it had something to do with the fact that I was taking alfalfa, AND they gave him the shot! UGH.
Hope that helps, Keri.