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Is it safe to give newborns vitamin k?
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Vitamin k helps the newborn to gain the ability to have normal coagulation.
This has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage of the newborn. Because its a shot, many parents do not want to give it but the risk of not giving it can be significant.

In brief: Yes
Vitamin k helps the newborn to gain the ability to have normal coagulation.
This has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage of the newborn. Because its a shot, many parents do not want to give it but the risk of not giving it can be significant.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Rare cases of vitamin k have been reported which is apparently due to a deficiency in the mother. The vitamin is non-toxic and if your newborn has bleeding, your first step should be to go quickly to your pediatrician for diagnosis since there are more common disorders of bleeding.

In brief: Yes
Rare cases of vitamin k have been reported which is apparently due to a deficiency in the mother. The vitamin is non-toxic and if your newborn has bleeding, your first step should be to go quickly to your pediatrician for diagnosis since there are more common disorders of bleeding.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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