Originally Posted by PassionateWriter
no. i dont see any reason for additional Vit. K. Even though we live in a Northern environment, we plan to expose baby to sunlight daily.
vit K in made in the gut by intestinal bacteria. the baby doesn't have any until he/she is colonized after birth, hence the shot to prevent a rare bleeding disorder in the first few days.
vit D is the one you get from sunlight, as whalemilk mentioned.
we are probably going to do the shot, unless my mama instincts tell me otherwise at the time. the oral form is not really an effective substitute, so if we decide against the shot we are not doing any vit K supplementation.