When babies are born they have low levels of an important vitamin, vitamin k,
in their body. This can lead to a form of unexpected, potentially deadly bleeding between
birth and 12 weeks of age. Giving a single injection of vitamin K at birth easily prevents
dangerous bleeding in your baby. Some people have concerns about the safety of giving
vitamin k injections to newborns. This pamphlet describes how vitamin k injection is a
safe and effective way to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) of the newborn.
Johnson, Elizabeth Ann M.
Your Baby and Vitamin K: Prevent Dangerous Bleeding in Your Newborn with Vitamin K Injection at Birth.
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