Doctors Alarmed That Some Parents Are Refusing Vitamin K Shots For Newborns

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Vitamin K shots for newborn babies are standard medical care. Vitamin K helps their blood clot, and prevents potentially dangerous bleeding in case fragile babies are bumped or otherwise injured.

But a few new parents are declining the shots for their babies, which is deeply troubling to doctors. Carey Goldberg from Here & Now contributor WBUR reports.

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Carey Goldberg, editor of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog. She tweets @commonhealth.

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