Whats the point of a Vitamin K shot after a baby is born?? I guess im not understanding why they have to put something in the baby right away. What does a vit K shot do? Is it neccesary? If I find I dont want them to give my new born this shot am I able to keep them from doing so??
Asked by Anonymous at 1:28 AM on Jan. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Southerncharmes at 1:41 AM on Jan. 2, 2009
Newborns can not produce Vit K. Vit K is naturally produced by the body for clotting factors. It helps to prevent or keep the newborn from bleeding into the brain and other major organs after birth for a few weeks until they can naturally produce it.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 1:32 AM on Jan. 2, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 AM on Jan. 2, 2009
No, it is not an immunization. No, there is nothing you can do to make the baby produce Vit. K. It is done specifically by the body. I am not aware of any harm that has come to infants due to the Vit K shot. I worked in the Newborn nursery for awhile at one of our large hospitals and gave it to every infant. I never had a parent say they did not want it. But that doesn't mean it hasn't happened before.
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