I am away from my files right now but try googling "what controversy with Vitamin K?" It may be what smeep is referencing. It is sooo good that I made lots of copies and left them around the various RN and MD stations at work. I will not be doing Vitamin K. I just don't like the idea of ANYTHING being injected into my newborn. Big Pharma not for me. I, especially in a couple of weeks, will greatly work on increasing my vitamin K stores. The article does a good job of explaining. If you can't find send me a message and I will forward it to you. If you or anyone decide to do it have the RN do the injection while breastfeeding, I find babies cry A LOT less, if at all, when I do it this way. Not to be done under the radiant warmer, quite invasive, startling and traumatic.
Puffy feet. I agree with the inc. protein content, sometimes it can pull that fluid into the circulatory system to pee out. Dandelion Leaf is a safe diuretic and may help, Dandy root is more for liver. Drink as a tea, maybe mixed with raspberry leaf, alfalfa, nettles and oatstraw. That is the tea blend I make.Try to not wear tight socks and have periods of elevating feet over level of heart too. Good luck. Lots of good advice on this forum!!
Happy summer, it's due to rain all weekend here, leaves everywhere, scarves coming out and summer clothes been packed up for one month now!
Owlgirl w/ life partner of 7 years & Nadia Avani 12/18/10.