Re: Vit. K shot
The reason I don't do it personally is because I think there must be some evolutionary reason why newborns are born with lower levels of Vitamin K. I think I've also read that the Vitamin K injection at birth may be linked to childhood leukemia, but I can't cite any studies and my memory may be faulty on that.
I do know that Vitamin K is strongly recommended for babies who have a difficult birth and/ or a lot of bruising and that many hospitals absolutely require it and you can't refuse (or you "can" and then the hospital will get CPS/ judges involved).
Many consider this a very important newborn procedure to help prevent brain bleeds.
Veann - Libertarian, atheist, bookworm, heavy metal Mommy to all boys: Lucius (2-13-09), Orion (4-22-11), and Castiel (3-4-13), wife to Matthew - Anti-circumcision, babywearing, somewhat AP, natural birthing/ homebirthing, don't care about being "green", doing things my own way...