While I can not comment specifically on oral Vitamin K at birth or soon after, as I am not a midwife, I can explain the difference in dosing. Any vitamin that is injected will generally be a lower dose, as it does not have to go through the digestive tract and liver detoxification pathways of an oral dose. An injection of vitamin will go straight into the stores of the body, whereas the oral dose needs to account for the amount lost in the digestive and liver detox process.
Hope that helps!
Jennifer Karon-Flores, ND |
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