Vitamin K for Newborns Baby
Clotting factors that help us stop bleeding when we are injured are made in the liver and their production requires vitamin K.
A baby's liver is still slightly immature at the time of birth even at term. This can mean that the production of clotting factors is reduced and could put the baby at risk of bleeding problems. Making sure that the baby has enough vitamin K can help prevent this problem. This is why many Doctors recommend that vitamin K is given soon after birth.
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