Why give Vitamin K at all?
I've heard/read the information about the vitamin K shot vs. the oral version. What I've never been able to figure out is why give it at all? I know if you're circumcising (or needing other procedures done) the Vitamin K is really important for blood clotting. We don't circ so that isn't a consideration for us. But if most babies have "low" levels of Vitamin K, maybe low levels of vitamin K are normal at birth.
Are there studies out there showing the outcomes on babies who were born healthy and didn't have vitamin K?
ETA: I'm fairly certain my 1st had it, my 2nd probably did and my 3rd and 4th never had it at all.
Last edited by DesertRat; 12-28-2012 at 02:01 PM.