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I too questioned the PKU test and was encouraged by the midwife and my baby's family practice dr to do it. (Her dr has a healing center at her home, her husband is an accupuncturist and she is WAY into nutrition and was a former midwife - she has a very natural slant and does not push vaccines)
It was done at day 5 by the midwife just as Hilary described. She took an infant diaper and wet it and put it in the microwave for a bit til it was warm, then wrapped the foot in it for a while. My babe was latched on nursing when she pricked her heel and she did pull off the breast to cry and I just pulled her righjt back in to me and she latched on just fine and nursed again. Unfortunatley, they couldn't fill all the dots with one stick and had to do it again. That time she did cry a tiny bit (so did I!) but went right back to nursing.
All was well with us but I never thought of getting the card! I wonder if I still can? I guess they have their DNA info off of it if they were going to get it. WOW, I hadn't thought of that!
"To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Unknown