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I am still undecided about the Vitamin K shot. I will be delivering in a hospital setting and declined the shot in the birth plan but I still feel slightly uneasy about it and I know that I should have it clear once I am faced with the hospital. In Germany the baby gets it orally three times (one directly after birth and then at the scheduled follow ups with the pediatrician). I am taking alfalfa myself to help with the Vitamin K but I am thinking about getting some drops for the baby.
Which Vitamin K drops are recommended?
How do I give that to my baby?
Do they take it easily?
If the birth was somewhat harder on baby (what would be a good example for "harder"?) is it better to swing back to the shot?
Why do all babies have these low levels of a Vitamin even if the pregnant Moms are healthy and were eating a good diet all through pregnancy?
Mom to Olivia Marlene, raising bilingual: German & English