Archive for March 22nd, 2011
Vitamin K plays an important role in the formation of blood clots; about 1 in 10,000 newborns suffer bleeding from vitamin K deficiency.
The lack of this vitamin may cause small hemorrhages in the nose or mouth and even very serious internal bleeding that occur in the first days of life.
You need vitamin K administered vaccine at birth can also be done orally, but this will require three doses: one at birth, another at 3 or 5 days and the last at 4 weeks of life. Read the rest of this entry »