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Is it safe to take phytonadione while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. T. Allen Merritt
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Generally

Vitamin k may be taken by the mother but it is not a subsitute for giving vit k to the infant usually intramuscularly but may be given by several oral doses.
Vit k is important to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn and needs to be given to the infant. However, mothers may also take this for her own health but is usually not needed if she has a normal gut flora.

In brief: Generally

Vitamin k may be taken by the mother but it is not a subsitute for giving vit k to the infant usually intramuscularly but may be given by several oral doses.
Vit k is important to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn and needs to be given to the infant. However, mothers may also take this for her own health but is usually not needed if she has a normal gut flora.
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
Dr. T. Allen Merritt
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

It is a category c drug which means you can use it if you have a good reason for it.

In brief: Yes

It is a category c drug which means you can use it if you have a good reason for it.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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