12-29-2012, 07:51 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: MB, Canada
Re: Why give Vitamin K at all?
It is totally normal for baby to have a lower level of Vit K at birth, and "coincidentally", the level of Vit K in their system is at the highest level at 8 days - exactly when the Jews were told to circumsize. At that point, the Vit K levels are the highest they would be in life
For our kids, we choose to have the Vit K shot given at birth - this is because of my own ITP (platelet issue) that could potentially be passed on to our kids. Basically, my platelets "decide" randomly to kill themselves off and my levels drop, which can lead to bleeding issues if levels are low.
Since we don't know if it's been passed to our kids or not, we choose to do the shot just in case.
If I didn't have any pre-existing condition like that, and everything was under normal circumstances, we would choose not to do it.
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