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Will you give your baby the vitamin K shot?

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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Shortly after birth this is what they gave all of my babies.  I've noticed when talking to some of my mommy friends in my neighborhood this subject had a lot of different opinions and controversy.

will you ladies be giving this to your newborn why and why not?

another thing I wanted to ask if you ladies will allow them to put those eye drops in your baby's eyes shortly after birth even though you do not have std's?

i do not have any std's so I am wondering what is the point. Lol

cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is going I will be 32 weeks the upcoming Wednesday:)

if you are not pregnant please let me know your input and what you did with your current kids when they were born?

by on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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lyzzefrago
by Member on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8:21 PM
That makes no sense that they give eye drops made for stds when there isn’t an std lol I’ve never had an std either so I wonder if they’re gonna try to slip those in when I’m not looking for my twins. I plan to do anything preventative honestly like shots asap etc but that’s just me, but then I don’t want them to have a bath for a few days I want the vernix to seep in or whatever it does lol.
anotherandree
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8:23 PM
Our hospital doesn't do the eye drops unless the doctor prescribed it, and she only does if there's a good reason for it.

And I allow the vitamin K shot because I never really saw the harm.
novachick
by Member on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8:26 PM
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I didn't allow any of it.
sciencelady
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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Absolutely. Evidence very firmly supports the use both. Mass use of the eye drops prevents infections in people who don't realize they have stds. Testing isn't always accurate.

And the vitamin K shot prevents bleeding, especially in exclusively breastfed infants The injection works better than oral vitamin K.
shaiorta
by Member on Jan. 19, 2018 at 11:00 PM
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We don't vac at all so no to both. Our kids are all incredibly healthy as are hubby and I so I am not worried about it. Just about 37 wks now and so excited!
browncoat
by on Jan. 19, 2018 at 11:36 PM
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This.

We are an evidence-based family!

Quoting sciencelady: Absolutely. Evidence very firmly supports the use both. Mass use of the eye drops prevents infections in people who don't realize they have stds. Testing isn't always accurate.

And the vitamin K shot prevents bleeding, especially in exclusively breastfed infants The injection works better than oral vitamin K.
DixonBabies
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Yes to both. 

wiccanlove92
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2018 at 9:43 AM
Yes to both
HisUsmcWifey
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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Again, this, 1000%.

Quoting browncoat: This.

We are an evidence-based family!

Quoting sciencelady: Absolutely. Evidence very firmly supports the use both. Mass use of the eye drops prevents infections in people who don't realize they have stds. Testing isn't always accurate.

And the vitamin K shot prevents bleeding, especially in exclusively breastfed infants The injection works better than oral vitamin K.
S.M.ile
by Member on Jan. 20, 2018 at 2:40 PM
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I did it European way - gave vitamin K oral drops, as the hospital could not provide preservative-free shot. I read a lot of international information and most of it was saying that the oral vitamin k is better.
In terms of the antibiotic.... for me this is poinless, as you are tested for chlamydia anyway. But I did it, as I believe that it was not too bad for the baby. However for c-section babay, it is completely poinless.
I also refused the Hep B vaccine, as it's a disease that is blood -tranasmitted or STD. The earliest risk for the child is when he goes to daycare and toddlers bite each other. So we will delay for a while.
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