Do newborns need Vitamin K shots?

I see a good deal of postings on the internet and social media. I see pro-vaxers and anti-vaxers. I also see some anti-vaxers as also being anti-Vitamin K as well.

I hear from the medical professionals that they are concerned that the newborns are being deprived of special vitamin shots because of misinformation due to social media. This got me to thinking: Why would a newborn be born deficient in Vitamin K? I mean, really, did God forget something?

Please see the link below. It explains why a baby doesn’t have vitamin K at birth, and also explains that Vitamin K is in ample supply by the time the baby is eight days old.

Knowledge is Power….

Until next time,

Dr. Polly