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March 4th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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I was just curious if anyone completly opted out of Vitamin K? I know there were several home births. Do you get it from the pharmacy or just forgo it?
I went the oral route which if you have never done that it is 3 smaller doses spread out. After the first dose my baby got a tiny wee bit no big deal jaundice. I did some research and come to find out vitamin K is linked to jaundice.

I have the other 2 doses sitting in fridge and I just can't bring myself to give them to him. I have read the research for and against it. I am BFing and eat greens. I just don't know what to do. I figure if I hear some of your reasons for and against it, it might help me.
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March 4th, 2013, 07:16 PM
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I'd rather deal with a little jaundice that can be cleared by putting the baby in sunlight for a little while than possibly having severe bleeding that I could have prevented with a little shot. Just my thought.
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March 4th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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I completely denied it. And omg he's still alive. I didn't cut up his genitals so there was no bleeding issue to be had.
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March 5th, 2013, 01:31 AM
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my baby got his shots from the hospital, because of the blood in his stool. Dont know, why it was there ... but now it has cleared out.
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March 5th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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I didn't give Lydia any vitamin K. She didn't get jaundiced at all.

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I gave it to savannah and I didn't know it was linked to jaundice but she was jaundice and had to be under the lights , not sure if I would of gave it to her if I knew that
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Creighton did not get it, but he had no jaundice and no issues with bleeding after his circumcision.
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March 5th, 2013, 10:23 AM
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I opted out. We had no bleeding issues. If we were going to circumcise we might have chosen to do it, but as we do not we skip the vitamin K.
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Jacob got it, he was circumcised and he ended up with mild jaundice that cleared up on it's own.
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I was just curious if anyone completly opted out of Vitamin K? I know there were several home births. Do you get it from the pharmacy or just forgo it?
I went the oral route which if you have never done that it is 3 smaller doses spread out. After the first dose my baby got a tiny wee bit no big deal jaundice. I did some research and come to find out vitamin K is linked to jaundice.

I have the other 2 doses sitting in fridge and I just can't bring myself to give them to him. I have read the research for and against it. I am BFing and eat greens. I just don't know what to do. I figure if I hear some of your reasons for and against it, it might help me.
It's been a while since I initially did my research on this, but isn't this not an issue after a bit? I mean, I thought everyone agreed that infants fairly quickly have enough vitamin k naturally, it's just at birth that some are concerned? Anyway, if you've waited I would guess you've already passed the window where any baby would potentially need it anyway?
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March 5th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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You know, I don't even know! I know DD1 got it but I don't recall with Clara. They never asked me so they either did it routinely or asked my husband. I would have agreed to it anyway.
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March 6th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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I don't think we were offered vitamin k at any of my births????
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March 6th, 2013, 12:07 PM
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I don't think we were offered vitamin k at any of my births????
I don't know about other states but in California, they don't offer it, it's just automatically done unless you say not to.

All my kids got it at birth. Each of them were a little jaundiced but never enough to be treated with anythng other than some indirect sunlight.
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March 6th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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I opted out with all of my children. I always thought there was an evolutionary reason for why newborns have lower levels of Vitamin K at birth.
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March 6th, 2013, 04:47 PM
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Since we chose not to circ I didn't see the point... We opted out with DD as well.. I believe it is only the first week they are deficient in Vitamin K..
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