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Vitamin K research

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CathW99 Fri 05-Jun-09 17:05:00

I have been asked by staff at a local hospital to "test the water" about vitamin K and how it is administered. The hospital in question administers vitamin K orally and then follow-ups are done by community staff at 6 and 28 days when necessary, also orally. However, NICE guidelines are that it should be administered intra-muscularly by injection in the thigh. Staff at the hospital have asked how mothers would respond to a change from oral to injections. If anyone could give me feedback on this I'd be most grateful. Thanks.

bohemianbint Fri 05-Jun-09 17:08:39

I didn't give it to either of mine but I think if I had I would have preferred it to have been oral.

Seona1973 Fri 05-Jun-09 19:53:41

both dd and ds got the injection - it means no follow up doses as it is over and done with just after birth.

meakin Fri 05-Jun-09 21:00:56

Ours both had it orally. first child health visitor did it. 2nd time had to do the second lot ourselves. Bit of a faf taking the prescription to chemist and it came in a glass vial thing that you have to snap the top off that I wasn't expecting. Health visitor said they prefer injection as some people wouldn't get round to doing the second dose and it can dribble out of mouth if given that way.

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