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post #41 of 50
not and only oral if there is an indication for it...

you know they didn't even do it and the eye junk when my eldest was born as a routine thing (also not strep B test)...she is only 13...
post #42 of 50
Well I am in NY and as a PP mentioned, Vit K and eye goop are law here. My MW was very firm about it last time. I wonder if it will be different at a homebirth. I'll ask my MW when I see her tomorrow.
post #43 of 50
We will decline everything.

Tracy
Due Valentines '09
post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by tomsTXmom View Post
We will decline everything.

Tracy
Due Valentines '09
We are having a homebirth and declining these. If I got transferred to a hospital I would probably get the Vit K. (If I got transferred it means something went wrong.)

Tough choices.
post #45 of 50
We decline all of the above. BUT...if we had any risk factors, we'd reconsider.
post #46 of 50
I didn't do the eye drops or the vaccine, and our hospital doesn't even do newborn baths, with #1. I did do the Vitamin K thing but I understand why other people choose differently - there are risks on both sides and we each as parents have to weigh the risks and make our own choices. I plan for the same this birth.
post #47 of 50
I do not know if someone has already posted this but if the baby is breastfed then he/she will be getting all of the vitamin k that it needs beacause there are ample amounts already present in the breastmilk. I'm sure you could eat more foods rich in vitamin k around your last month or two of pregnancy so more may be present in your breastmilk and it is also good for the mother incase of excessive bleeding and such.
post #48 of 50
It's all anecdotal but my son (oldest) received the vit k (hospital) and had his chord cut right away; he developed jaundice. My girls received no vit k (homebirths) and we delayed cutting their chords; no jaundice. All three were breastfed, first two were born in winter and third in June.
post #49 of 50
Are any of you worried about pristine gut with the vitamin K drops? From what I've read, the drops are safer than the shots but then I worry about ruining the pristine gut. Since my last post, I've decided to do heparin, instead of coumadin, and to go off baby aspirin for 6 weeks post-partum so that means I can avoid vitamin K if I want. (Though I haven't talked to my peri about going off the aspirin! She was fine with me choosing heparin instead of coumadin though).
post #50 of 50
We'll be declining the shot, but doing the oral dose (which I found at birthwithlove.com - not easy to find oral vit. k!)

And, in response to vit. k in breastmilk, everything I've read says the opposite: that vit. k doesn't translate well through breastmilk and that those babies actually need more than formula babies (because they put synthetic vit. k in the formula). So you may want to check that out. If you google vitamin k breastfeeding, you come up with lots of results. Sorry, I don't know how to post a link.
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