Is an injection that has been given routinely at birth in the USA since the 1970s. The reason given for this practice, is to prevent inter-cranial hemorrhage because infants are born with a low coagulation ability.
Is it worth it?
Vitamin K to newborns. Dr Suzanne Humphries provides an informed scientific opinion having thoroughly researched all sides on the subject of vitamin K and inter-cranial hemorrhage risk. It’s important to understand the impact of medical interventions at birth. In this video presentation Dr. Suzanne Humphries speaks on giving vitamin K to newborns. There is a reason why newborns don’t have a full coagulation; nature didn’t make a “mistake”.
Merck Pharmaceutical Warnings on Vitamin K http://web.archive.org/web/20070213093306/http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2003/03Feb_PI/AquaMEPHYTON_PI.pdf
Insert and information and yes it can be given orally http://www.drugs.com/cons/aquamephyton.html (see ingredients for phenol, propylene glycol and acetic acid…toxic chemicals in Vitamin K shot)
Vitamin K: a flaw in the blueprint? Sara Wickham, article first published 2001 Midwifery Today, 2000; 56:39-41. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11984901or https://sarawickham.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/a1-vitamin-k-a-flaw-in-the-blueprint2.pdf
Vitamin K The Reasons for It http://vaccinefreehealth.blogspot.com/2011/04/vitamin-k-shot-why-is-it-given.html
Does Your Baby Really Need It http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/Vitamin-K-Does-Your-Baby-Really-Need-It–
Vitamin K- To Inject or Not, Dr Ben Kim http://drbenkim.com/vitamin-K-shot-baby.html
The deadly effects of synthetic vitamin K http://www.naturalnews.com/036954_vitamin_k_newborns_injections.html
Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding – Does it really exist http://www.maternity.org.nz/pdfs/VITAMIN%20K%20DEFICIENCY%20BLEEDING.pdf
Vitamin K – Controversy? What Controversy? http://www.vaclib.org/basic/vitamin-k.htm
A % of patients receiving K shot have had anaphylactoid responses with some deaths http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1011237019082
In some cases Vitamin K is not enough to stop bleeding http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs002770050314
Vitamin K – Why is it Given http://vaccinefreehealth.blogspot.com/2011/04/vitamin-k-shot-why-is-it-given.html
Vitamin K – The Controversy Reignites http://pathwaystofamilywellness.org/Holistic-Healthcare/the-controversy-reignites.html
More on Vitamin K http://www.vaccination.inoz.com/VitaminK.html
Evidence for Vitamin K Shot in Newborns http://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-for-the-vitamin-k-shot-in-newborns/
Video Who is at Risk for Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding? from Evidence Based Birth
Peanut Allergies from Vaccines, The Doctor Within.
Peanut Oil Used in Manufacturing of the Vitamin K Shot by Barb Feick
Eat Foods High in Vitamin K to give your baby good levels without the shot. A list: http://www.coumadin.com/pdf/Foods_With_VitaminK.pdf
10 Decisions for Parents of Newborns by Keeper of the Home (See point #7)
Commonsense approach to the Synthetic Vitamin K Shot by Megan Heimer, Living Whole.