Is a Newborn Deficient in Vitamin K?
Is an Injection of Vitamin K Essential?
Undercover Audio Exposes Pediatricians Pushing Vitamin K Shots
Points made about Vitamin K at birth by a brilliant pediatrician who remains anonymous:
“You know what “synthetic vitamin K” enthusiasts don’t understand? The thought that babies (and all animals for that matter) have lower levels of vitamin K at birth for a beneficial, protective, reason. I’m just going to throw these “common sense-based” thoughts out there but let’s consider them:
and BTW this goes for the Drops as well as the Shot
First, in order to absorb vitamin K we have to have a functioning biliary and pancreas system. Your infant’s digestive system isn’t fully developed at birth which is why we give babies breast milk (and delay solids) until they are at least 6-months-old, and why breast milk only contains a small amount of highly absorbable vitamin K. Too much vitamin K could tax the liver and cause brain damage (among other things). As baby ages and the digestive tract, mucosal lining, gut flora, and enzyme functions develop, baby can process more vitamin K. Low levels of vitamin K at birth just…makes…sense. ???
Secondly, cord blood contains stem cells, which protect a baby against bleeding and perform all sorts of needed repairs inside an infant’s body. Here’s the kicker, in order for a baby to get this protective boost of stem cells, cord-cutting needs to be delayed and the blood needs to remain thin so stem cells can easily travel and perform their functions. Imagine that, baby has his/her own protective mechanism to prevent bleeding and repair organs…that wasn’t discovered until after we started routinely giving infants vitamin K injections.
Third, a newborn might have low levels of vitamin K because it’s intestines are not yet colonized with bacteria needed to synthesize it and the “vitamin K cycle” isn’t fully functional in newborns. It makes sense then to bypass the gut and inject vitamin K right into the muscle right? Except baby’s kidneys aren’t fully functional either.
Fourth, babies are born with low levels of vitamin K compared to adults, but this level is still sufficient to prevent problems; vitamin K prophylaxis isn’t necessarily needed.
Finally, several clinical observations support the hypothesis that children have natural protective mechanisms that justify their low vitamin K levels at birth . I don’t know about you, but we should probably figure out why that is before we “inject now and worry about it later.”
Do you know why vitamin K is pushed on parents and their children? Because pharmaceutical companies don’t like to lose money, doctors don’t like to be questioned, the American Academy of Pediatrics dare not change its recommendations.”
“Since 1985, the medical profession has known that oral vitamin K raises blood levels 300 – 9,000 times higher. The injectable vitamin K, results in vitamin K levels 9,000 times thicker than adults blood.
Baby’s blood thickened with vitamin K, causes a situation where stem cells have to move through sludge, not nicely greased blood vessels full of blood which can allow stem cells easy acess to anywhere. Maybe one day it will dawn on the medical profession that not only are cord blood stem cells important and useful to the newborn baby, but that stem cells need to thin blood for a reason.”
“Any fetus which gets being wrung out like a wet towel while travelling down a narrow drain pipe, can incur damage in any part of the body, including in the brain, and needs an in-built fix-it. And stem cells cross the brain blood barrier. In fact, stem cells can go … anywhere!!! Amazing don’t you think. God’s design has solutions for situational problems. Three solutions, actually. The second is the fact that naturally, in the first few days, a baby’s blood clotting factors are lower than normal.
But … pediatricians consider this a … “defect” … so want to give vitamin K which results in blood nearly 100 times thicker than an adult’s. This vitamin K injection, so they say … (like they say immediate cord clamping is safe, and normal, and delayed cord clamping is an unproven intervention) … is because the baby wasn’t designed right, and if you don’t give a vitamin K injection, the baby “could bleed to death”.
It’s not for nothing that the vitamin K syringe, sits right alongside that cord clamp and the scissors!
But there is an unanswered question:
“Why are blood clotting factors in babies low in the first few days after birth? Why has a baby got much thinner blood as a result?”
Might a logical hypothesis be, that thinner blood allows freer and quicker access of cord blood stem cells to any part of the body damaged during birth? After all, why should stem cells have to fight through a baby’s blood which is now 100 times thicker than any adult’s, courtesy of another needle?”
The Question of Vitamin K for Newborns
Vitamin K & Erythromycin
Although the vitamin k injection and erythromycin are not vaccines, PAVE sometimes is asked whether these procedures are required by law.
The hospital can report a parent to DSS for not complying with the hospital’s policies; for example, the vitamin K injection, vaccination, etc. The hospital maintains the right to notify DSS and file a complaint for investigation.
PAVE wrote a letter to Carolinas Medical Center regarding the legality of the erythromycin drops and vitamin K injection, and Suzanne Freeman, president, replied. She said
“…the North Carolina Administrative Code requires in Section 15A N.C.A.C. 19A.0204(f) that all newborn infants be treated prophylactically against gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum in accordance with the STD Treatment Guidelines of the U.S. Public Health Service. Such treatment guidelines include administering erythromycin to the eyes of all newborns no later than one hour after birth.”
She said, “Vitamin K shots are not required by state law, but they are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the standard of care for newborns.”
If you would like to look up details on the vitamin K injection in the Physician’s Desk Reference, here is some information from a registered nurse:
AquaMEPHYTON Injection(Phytonadione) is how it’s found in the PDR. The oral and the injectable are very much the same, except for the properties which make it a tablet. If a mom has a diet with good Vit. K intake (eggs, alphalfa sprouts, etc.) then there would be no reason to consider it.
LINKS TO VITAMIN K INFORMATION
The following links are for informational purposes only. The decision of whether or not to allow vitamin K to be given to your newborn is yours alone.
Merck package insert to Vitamin K:
By Dr. Mercola
It has been standard practice in the US 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 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.
Birth is an overwhelming sensory experience for your baby. He has never before experienced sensations of cold or hunger, been blinded by artificial lights, or felt the touch of human hands or metal instruments, paper or cloth. Even gravity is a foreign sensation.
A needle stick can be a terrible assault to a baby’s suddenly overloaded sensory system, which is trying to adjust to the outside world.
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A Parent’s Story…
Thank you for asking me to share my daughter’s story. She was born full term, but already disabled. I did not get a diagnosis until three months later; the doctors were not educated enough. She was born with arthrogryposis. There are different forms, but that is the general term. Her legs were bent backwards and every joint in her body was either fused or badly contracted. She was having hard time breathing. I did not have her in a hospital, which I do feel was a good thing, but I won’t get into all that.
When she was two days old I was sent to see the orthopedic surgeon. That was a disaster. I won’t go into all of that since it is not vaccine-related. Later that same day I had my first experience with the treatment anti-vaccine parents receive. I grew up being fully vaccinated. My cousins, though, were not, so I was already a little informed and aware. My daughter was not born in the hospital so she did not get the hepatitis B shot, so when I was going to the first pediatric appointment my anti-vaccine chiropractor/aunt said, “Please at least don’t let them give her the hep b.” So I went in only wanting more information and time to consider. The doctor got so mad he yelled and said I better not let anyone ever kiss her or she would die. Well, she is still here and very healthy now.
A few days later I went to a different pediatrician, this time only for all the paperwork it takes to see all the specialists we needed to see. They full-on bullied me into getting the vitamin K shot. I thought, “Well, it is only a vitamin so it is ok.” I had no idea. The constant crying, what looked like a heat rash all over, she began to projectile vomit all the time for years. Her left eye would not shut completely, she looked like Elvis when she would move her mouth, her tongue was partially paralyzed so she would leak milk and drool. She ended up with inhaled pneumonia by six weeks old, along with being labeled failure to thrive. Her intestines don’t work properly. No matter what I do, she still has problems with them.
She is having surgery for them in a few weeks. She has to have someone with her when she eats because she chokes quite often. She is considered visually impaired as well. She wears glasses, but still has vision problems. She is 14 now and has been seeing a speech therapist the entire time. She has made a lot of progress, but it is so frustrating. She has at least six appointments a week: physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech. Some of this was because of the arthrogryposis, and the damage done by the first orthopedic surgeon, but all of the facial, digestion, speech issues, etc., I believe was all due to the damage done by the vitamin K shot. I was there for all of it. I had to give up my job to make taking care of her my job. I know there were many more symptoms back then, but this is what I can remember right now. — M. Jones, 2015