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Old 12-28-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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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 01:01 PM. Reason: clarity
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