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Interestingly the common problem that occurs these days of jaundice in newborns has only been reported since the introduction of Vitamin K administration.
According to the product insert, adverse reactions include haemolysis (or hemolysis - American spelling) (meaning breakdown of red blood cells), haemolytic anaemia (a disorder characterised by chronic premature destruction of red blood cells), hyperbilirubinemia (too much bilirubin in blood) and jaundice (yellow skin and eyes resulting from hyperbilirubinemia), .....[/b]
Frightening - my daughter was jaundiced - we were told we had to bring her in to the hospital and keep her under the bili lights - I went back in the hospital with her as I was breastfeeding. Her bilirubin levels were checked several times throughout each day - we were there 2 days - and it was an awful ordeal for her because the Vitamin K made her blood clot too well, it was hard for them to get enough of a sample to test - I felt so awful for her the whole time we were there. I feel worse thinking maybe it was the K injection that caused the jaundice in the first place!
Crissy ♥ mama to Jack 7.16.01 ~ Mia Bella 10.29.02
Angus Pickle 2.24.04 ~ Sydney Bean 10.26.06 & Kater Tot 2.15.09