New Research: Newborns Need a Vitamin K Shot

New research from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio is addressing controversy surrounding the Vitamin K shot, typically given to babies in the hours after they are born.  Due to concern surrounding vaccines, more and more parents are refusing the vitamin shot for their newborns.  Some doctors say this could be a fatal mistake, putting the baby at risk for bleeding in the brain.  Vitamin K helps blood clot and bones form in newborns.  Doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital are stressing that Vitamin K is not a vaccine.

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