I read somewhere that babies are low in vitamin K for a reason. Something about vitamin K at a certain stage of development interfering with cell division, and possibly contributing to Leukemia later in childhood. I remember the article said that babies have other clotting substances in their blood in higher amounts at birth, and that as the vitamin K level rises, the other substances' level drops.
I wish I could find where I read it or remember more details.
Most hospitals will fight you very hard on that. Their belief is that it is required. What is required, is for them to make it available. It is not required for you to accept it. But, since they don't know that, they will fight and threaten to get CPS involved.
Originally Posted by Brilliantmama
kind of spin off, but in NYS, I understand you have to register with someone that you plan to decline. What organization is that? health dept?
I have heard this as well. One woman said in a thread that her hospital gave her a paper, after the fact, that had the contact info.