It has been standard practice in the U.S., and most western countries, since 1944 to welcome babies into the world by subjecting them to a variety of medical interventions, one of which is a painful jab with a syringe full of vitamin K. This injection is routinely done to almost all newborns, unless you, as a parent, refuse to consent.
Vitamin K Shots are Completely Unnecessary for Your Newborn!
Why is this Shot Given in the First Place?
- A forceps or vacuum extraction delivery
- Mother’s use of antibiotics, anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, and some other medications during pregnancy
- Undetected liver disease
- Extremely fast, or extremely prolonged labor, particularly during the pushing phase
- Delivery by C-section
The Dangers of the Shot They Don’t Warn You About
Inflicting Pain Just After Birth Has Long-Term Effects on Your Newborn
Early pains include being born prematurely into a man-made "womb," being born full-term in a man-made delivery room, being subject to any surgery (major or minor), and being circumcised.
We must alert the medical community to the psychological hazards of early pain and call for the removal of all man-made pain surrounding birth.”
Acute pain caused by skin-breaking procedures can lead to physiologic instability and behavioral distress, and it has downstream effects on subsequent pain processing, development and stress responsivity.
Because of these detrimental effects, reduction and prevention of pain are worthy clinical goals that are also expected by most parents.”
ORAL Vitamin K is a Safe, Effective Alternative
- 1 milligram liquid vitamin K weekly, OR
- 0.25 milligram liquid vitamin K daily
What You Need to do BEFORE Your Baby is Born