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    kaandy is offline Registered User
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    Vitamin K for babies

    Ive heard that Vitamin K is offered for newborns in the UK. I was just wondering what the practice is in Hong Kong? Is Vitamin K offered as the norm in HK, or not at all?

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    My daughter was born in the US and she got a vitamin k injection right when she was born. Don't know if they do that in HK. Good question because I am due for baby 2 in HK in November! I am seeing the pediatrician this week so I'm going to ask!

    In the US, the rationale for giving vitamin k is that newborns are born with a “deficiency” of Vitamin K making newborns more susceptible to hemorrhage in the first several days of life until vitamin k is manufactured in their systems. Opponents say it contribute to jaundice... I think some countries give it orally.

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    Hi AudreyMom, please can you let us know what your pediatrician sais. Thanks x

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    Both my kids were given vit k shots at birth in Hk.

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    Mine was as well. I was given the choice of whether I wanted her to have it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catan View Post
    Mine was as well. I was given the choice of whether I wanted her to have it or not.
    I gave a birth in France and my ob gave me^^ the vitamin k when I was 8 months pregnant and he told me^^ that only the baby will absorb the vitamin but not me. I guess it's just depends on the country.

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