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Please let me know more about Vitamin K shots for newborns. What is in the vial besides a mega-dose of Vitamin K? Where do I find a list of ingredients and possible risks?
 

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<a href="http://www.vaccination.inoz.com/VitaminK.html" target="_blank">http://www.vaccination.inoz.com/VitaminK.html</a><br><br>
Basically, the shot is a synthetic form of vitamin K that the body does not use efficiently.<br><br>
Newborns are born with a low amount of vitamin K for a reason. I personally see no reson to mess with nature.
 

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Basically, the shot is a synthetic form of vitamin K that the body does not use efficiently.<br><br>
Newborns are born with a low amount of vitamin K for a reason. I personally see no reson to mess with nature.</div>
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Thank you a bunch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I really love my midwife group, they all recommend getting the shot. It is upsetting. I believe I must stand firm on not getting my newborn the shot. It is what my heart and head are telling me.
 

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What about the drops? We did those, although I won't bother next time. I don't think they do much, and I don't think they are necessary. However, I also don't think they are dangerous. Does anyone know?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What about the drops? We did those, although I won't bother next time. I don't think they do much, and I don't think they are necessary. However, I also don't think they are dangerous. Does anyone know?</div>
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Are you talking about the eye drops? Or oral vitamin K drops?
 

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There is an increase in childhood cancers. One of them is leukemia and there is some connection to getting the synthetic Vita K shot right after birth when a body is not able to matabolize it.
 

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Basically, the shot is a synthetic form of vitamin K that the body does not use efficiently.<br><br>
Newborns are born with a low amount of vitamin K for a reason. I personally see no reson to mess with nature.</div>
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i'm not debating the decision to not give the vitamin k shot (still researching myself) but just because something is "natural" does not mean that it happens that way for a reason.<br><br>
the only way for evolution to have "gotten rid of" babies with low vitamin k when they are born, would be if the trait were genetic. i haven't seen anything to indicate that the bleeding it is supposed to prevent is a genetically passed trait.<br><br>
evolution isn't a thoughtful process. basically, if you can survive long enough to reproduce and do, then whatever other traits you have don't matter. really, if the trait doesn't have a genetic basis then there is no way for the trait to be taken out of the gene pool.
 

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i did just find this. it's the merck insert.<br><br><a href="http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2003/03Feb_PI/AquaMEPHYTON_PI.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2...EPHYTON_PI.pdf</a><br><br>
not sure if it will help or not...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Please let me know more about Vitamin K shots for newborns. What is in the vial besides a mega-dose of Vitamin K? Where do I find a list of ingredients and possible risks?</div>
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we got the oral K though i dont think we'll get it next time.
 

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We had intended not to get the shot, but became worried knowing it was a long labor and he had bruising on his head that was visible. It made me worry that he may have internal bleeding as well, so we got the shot. After reading the insert (link posted above) I probably wouldn't have given him the shot unless it was absolutely necessary. Interesting that they give it across the board intravenously to newborns after reading the insert!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i did just find this. it's the merck insert.<br><br><a href="http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2003/03Feb_PI/AquaMEPHYTON_PI.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2...EPHYTON_PI.pdf</a><br><br>
not sure if it will help or not...</div>
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Helps a lot! Good Grief, why do natural midwives push this crapola? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
The first line of the friggin' insert warns of DEATH.<br><br>
There has got to be a better way to protect children from harm than filling their veins and small tender bodies with more harm.
 

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I am so mad at myself that I never looked into this before my children were born. My son became so jaundiced that he had to be readmitted into the hospital for 2 more days... spent under the lights (I don't even want to know what those lights can do to a baby). I wonder if this could be related to the Vit. K shot. At least I knew enough by this time to refuse the Hep.B shot for him.
 

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Yes, I feel so guilty as well for letting this junk be pumped into Ivan. If anything were to happen to him, childhood leukemia etc., I would never forgive myself. So many shots of poison went into his precious body. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">..jaundiced ...I wonder if this could be related to the Vit. K shot.</div>
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Yes it is. I believe it's even in the inserts.<br><br>
Just for the future, jaundice is best treated with lots of sunlight. Even in front of a sunny window inside the house. Expose as much skin as possible but even to the face and hands alone is good.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The first line of the friggin' insert warns of DEATH.</div>
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just as a note...that is for intravenous use (which they do recommend against except in extreme cases) the shot they get in the hospital is intramuscular.<br><br>
i'd be more concerned with the alcohol that's in it as they say (even in the insert) that toxicity studies haven't been done. of course, who is going to sign their baby up for that study <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
i pulled up quite a few studies about the leukemia stuff too and it seems really contradictory... this one shows a link, this one doesn't...bleh.
 

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Well, if you're breastfeeding baby, and you are eating right...why would you need to inject them with something that they're going to get from mom? And in a form that their bodies can acutally use and that doesn't cause side effects.<br><br>
We did give our daughter this shot with no side effects. However, no one said anything before hand so I could research it and it sounded "harmless" enough. It wasn't until later during my research that I found out about it and was thoroughly ticked. But, at least I know now...my daughter is ok and I'll never do it again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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DS got the VitK shot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: in fact I was leaning on NOT towards doing it except he had to be hoovered out and he had a bruise on his head so I wasn't sure with the bruising and any bleeding that may have occured internally from that. He was slightly jaundiced (did the shot cause this??). I also had both Rhogham shots and wished I would have only gotten the afterbirth one.<br><br>
If there is a next time, I know better now.<br><br>
This is probably going to get moved because technically it's not a vaccination.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i did just find this. it's the merck insert.<br><br><a href="http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2003/03Feb_PI/AquaMEPHYTON_PI.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2...EPHYTON_PI.pdf</a></div>
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<b>Benzyl alcohol as a preservative in Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection has been associated with toxicity in newborns.</b> Data are unavailable on the toxicity of other preservatives in this age group. <b>There is no evidence to suggest that the small amount of benzyl alcohol contained in AquaMEPHYTON, when used as recommended, is associated with toxicity.</b><br><br><b>Doesn't that sound a bit strange?</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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