What is Vitamin K?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by JWandBump, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. JWandBump

    JWandBump Well-Known Member

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    Today i decided i was going to attempt my birth plan after seeing a coulple on the internet.

    Alot of people have put about the baby having Vitamin K.
    What is this? I have no idea about it.. Any help? lol

    Sorry this is probly a stupid question lol :dohh: xx
     
  2. Mama2Bee

    Mama2Bee Mummy of Boy + Girl! :)

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    There is a rare disease called Vitamin K deficiency bleeding, which occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 babies. In about half of babies who suffer this bleeding problem after the first week of life, many will die or sustain significant brain-damage due to the disease, because of bleeding into the brain.
    It occurs almost exclusively in breastfed babies and is almost completely preventable by giving extra vitamin K after birth.

    its best to have it hun x
     

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