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Are any of you using this instead of the shot? I want to but I am not sure where to buy and what to look for. Can you point me in the right direction??
 

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we are also just doing the shot. I know that the oral is available but I don't know where you would find it. Have you picked a pediatrician? Maybe that's a place to start for where to find it.
 

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My midwives give the same Vitk that it is in the shot orally. I think they adjust the dosage. We are only getting it if there is birth trauma ie extended pushung,moulding or a precipitous birth.
 

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Originally Posted by MichelleAnnette View Post
Not doing vit K unless it is medically indicated
Same here, and if we need it we will do an oral that my midwives provide.
 

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Yeah, I have not given Vit K to my first two babies, and will not give it to this one unless there is a medical indication for it.

From the link KikaKika posted above, this pretty much sums up my thinking on it:

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The forces of nature are so focused on a successful birth that it just seems unlikely that all babies are deficient in vitamin K. Instead of simply accepting that nature goofed about clotting factors in newborns, I thought about all the ways that interventions at birth interfere with the normal physiological birth process regarding clotting. The most obvious intervention is premature cutting of the umbilical cord; this deprives a newborn of 25% to 40% of the physiological blood volume, and thus 25% to 40% of the physiological clotting factors that nature intended to be present in the newborn's blood.
 
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