The anti-vaccination movement has suddenly become an
anti-vitamin movement and babies…are suffering. At least that’s what they’d
like you to believe. Apparently more people are educating themselves and opting
out of the synthetic vitamin K “prophylaxis” at birth. This is a huge
problem. We can’t have parents questioning authority or a practice that has
only been around for a few decades and was founded on poorly done “studies”
with no controlled or long-term trials.
The aboutfour babies who get vitamin K
deficiency bleeding (VKPD) out of the fourmillionbabies
born in the United States each year? That’s not due to the medications women
take while pregnant, trauma women and babies suffer during a modern childbirth,
early cord-cutting, the low levels of gut bacteria infants have because we wipe
it out with antibiotics, infant circumcision, or the hep B vaccination given
to your babe during its first 12 hours of life to “protect” it against a
disease that’s transferred via sex and dirty needles. It’s just a coincidence
that one of the many possible adverse reactions of all infant vaccines includesencephalitis, which
coincidentally can causehemorrhaging.
No, hemorrhaging is due to a vitamin K deficiency
because a lack of vitamin K caused the bleed in the first place right? Wrong.
But let’s pretend babies just randomly suffer brain bleeds at birth. In fact,
it makes perfect sense to inject every single baby with something that could
harm them to protect them from something that occurs sorarelywe don’t
even keep stats on it.
Do you know what else we don’t keep stats on?
Babies who are injured by the vitamin K shot. Your child gotleukemiafrom the
vitamin K injection? Sure, we’ll acknowledge it.Studiesprove
it…until enough people start asking questions; then we’ll pretend that all of
those studies was wrong, conflicted, or the people who did them were just
drunk on common sense.
Like all vaccines and medications, the vitamin K
injection is completely “safe.” Those adverse reactions on the package inserts
are just there for funzies. Don’t bother reading that “black box”
warning. It’s just the lives of our children we hold in our hands right?
reactions, includingfatalities, have
also been reported followingINTRAMUSCULARadministration.
Typically these severe reactions have resembled hypersensitivity or
anaphylaxis, including shock and cardiac and/or respiratory arrest.
alcohol as a preservative in Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection has been
newborns. [...] Benzyl alcohol has been reported to be associated with afatal“Gasping
Syndrome” in premature infants.
indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature
neonates, who receive parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5
mcg/kg/day accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system
and bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of
jaundice, and hyperbilirubinemia in neonates, particularly those that are
premature, may be related to the dose of Vitamin K1 Injection.That’s interesting. Hemolyticdisease (i.e. ABO and Rh blood-type
incompatibility, often evidenced by jaundice) can be deadly. My daughter
had this. Luckily, I didn’t give her the vitamin K shot that can exacerbate
this often serious and sometimes fatal condition.
My leafy greens didn’t come with a “could cause death”
black-box warning. Did yours? No, because the “vitamin K” a baby gets
through a biologically un-natural intramuscular injection is not the same
vitamin K a person gets when they chomp down on a leaf, and it’s not the
same form of vitamin K found in breast milk. Synthetic vitamins and vitamins in
their natural state are not the same, nor are they processed by the body the
same way. That’s why they call lab-made vitamins “synthetic.” In case you were
wondering, a patented, synthetic, non-naturally occurring substance (complete
with additives and preservatives) is a drug.
Vitamin K1 was only discovered in 1929 and scientists
still don’t entirely understand how it works. As it pertains to infants,
they know (all) babies have lower levels than adults and they think this
is a deficiency that needs to be “fixed” or controlled…like the low levels of
iron and vitamin D babies also have. But how big of a risk is vitamin K
deficiency bleeding anyway?
According to the age of onset,early VKDBpresents
within 24 hours of birth and is almostexclusively seen in infants of
mothers taking drugs which inhibit vitamin K, and mothers who hadantibiotics.
I’m not on an anticonvulsant, anti-tuberculosis drug,
or blood thinner are you? So, tell me again why I should assault my newborn
within the first few hours of her life with an insane dose of something that
could kill her?
Classical VKDBoccurs between 24 hours and 7 days of life and is
associated with delayed or
insufficient feedingbirth trauma, vaccinations, circumcisions, and unnecessary medical
interventions. The clinical presentation is often mild,
with bruises, gastrointestinal blood loss or bleeding from the umbilicus and
puncture sites. Blood loss can, however, be significant, and intracranial
hemorrhage, although rare, has been described. Estimates of the frequency
vary from 0.25% to 1.5%in older reviews and0–0.44%in more recent reviews (emphasis mine).
Did you guys catch that? Look at the percentage
chance your child actually has of experiencing a hemorrhage. Worth a
prophylaxis that could cause brain damage, cancer, and death? I think not.
Late VKDBis “associated” with exclusive
breast-feeding. It occurs between the ages of 2 and 12 weeks. The clinical
presentation is severe, with a mortality rate of 20% and intracranial
hemorrhage occurring in 50%. [...] Up to 75% of babies have an underlying
cholestasis or malabsorption disorder (meaning they can’t synthesizeblood clotting factors no matter how much
vitamin K is in their diet).
Woah, this is bad right? But what else happens
between 2 and 12 weeks that could cause a hemorrhage? Breastfeeding in and of
itself does not and cannot cause trauma that induces bleeding. Let’s see what
Between four and twelve weeks, we givebabies twelve
vaccines including a second dose of Hep B, and two doses of DtaP,
IPV, Hib, and PCV, all of which can causevasculitisand brain encephalitis that can induce a hemorrhage.
Our children also get two doses of a live rotavirusvaccinethat can
shed, infect others, and cause hemorrhagic enteritis and thrombocytopenic
purpura (a bleeding disorder). Have you read your child’s vaccineinserts?
Forget “Late-onset VKPD” (vitamin K deficiency
bleeding). Let’s call it “Late-onset VIB” (vaccine-induced bleeding). When these
babies get sick from their vaccinations, we then put them on antibiotics, which
wipe out their gut flora hindering their ability to
synthesize vitamin K from breast milk leaving them at risk for an
Speaking of breast milk…breast milk is low in
vitamin K, which is why they say your baby is at an increased risk of
late-onset VKPD if you exclusively nurse. What they fail to take into account
is that the vitamin K that is in breast milk is in a highly absorbable form the
body can readily utilize in the digestive tract. The synthetic version is
unnaturally injected into your baby’s muscle at 20,000timesthe newborn level at birth and is 100 times greater
than the recommended daily allowance for adults.
Whether you nurse has nothing to do with the
trauma that has to occur for your baby to hemorrhage in the first place.
But we’ll just pretend that the babies plastered on the “VKPD” propaganda were
not born via C-section or to mothers who took antidepressants and other
medications while pregnant.
You know what else “synthetic vitamin
K” enthusiasts don’t understand?The thought that babies (and all
animals for that matter) have lower levels of vitamin K at birth for a
beneficial, protective, reason. I’m just going to throw
these “common sense-based” thoughts out there but let’s consider them:
First, in order to absorb vitamin K we have to have a
functioning biliary and pancreas system. Your infant’s digestive system
isn’t fully developed at birth which is why we give babies breast milk (and
delay solids) until they are at least 6-months-old, and why breast milk only
contains a small amount of highly absorbable vitamin K. Too muchvitamin Kcould tax
the liver and cause brain damage (among other things). As baby ages and the
digestive tract, mucosal lining, gut flora, and enzyme functions develop,
baby can process more vitamin K. Low levels of vitamin K at birth
Secondly, cord blood contains stem cells, which
protect a baby against bleeding and perform all sorts of needed repairs inside
an infant’s body. Here’s the kicker, in order for a baby to get this protective
boost of stem cells, cord-cutting needs to be delayed and the blood needs to
remain thin so stem cells can easily travel and perform their functions.
Imagine that, baby has his/her own protective mechanism to prevent bleeding and
repair organs…that wasn’t discovered untilafterwe started routinely giving infants
vitamin K injections.
Third, a newborn might have low levels of vitamin
K because it’s intestines are not yet colonized with bacteria needed to
synthesize it and the “vitamin K cycle” isn’t
fully functional in newborns. It makes sense then to bypass the gut and inject
vitamin K right into the muscle right? Except baby’s kidneys aren’t fully
Fourth, babies are born with low levels of vitamin K
compared to adults, but this level is stillsufficientto
prevent problems; so even if your baby does need daily heel pricks (like mine)
or has a bruise (like my sister’s baby), vitamin K prophylaxis
isn’t necessarily needed.
observations support the hypothesis that children have natural protective
mechanisms that justify their low vitamin K levels at birth (readhereandhere). I don’t know about you, but we should
probably figure out why that is before we “inject now and worry about it
Do you know why vitamin K is pushed on parents and
their children? Because pharmaceutical companies don’t like to losemoney, doctors don’t like to bequestioned,
theAmerican Academy of Pediatricsdare notchangeits
recommendations. It’s just a whole lot easier to give every child vitamin K to
prevent the bleeding that could occur from the harm caused by
our birth procedures,circumcisions,
vaccinations, medications, and unnecessary medical interventions. It just makes
complete sense to further assault a newborn’s body with an insane level of
synthetic vitamin, some antifreeze, and a substance derived from coal-tar that
bears a threat of death that warrants a black-box warning.
Preventing infant death caused by anything is noble,
but how about we look at a solution that doesn’t include injecting our
infants with yet another pharmaceutical drug? Here are a few ideas, eat a
pregnancy diet rich in vitamin-K; “just say no” to antibiotics, barbiturates,
blood thinners, antidepressants, and anti-convulsion medications; minimize
interventions during pregnancy and childbirth which increase your baby’s chance
of having a bleed;delaycord-cutting; opt out of vaccinations; and
forgo the circumcision (or at least wait until the 8th day when a circumcision
can be performed without vitamin K intervention).
And hey, while we’re at it…how about we actually take
five minutes to “screen” newborns that might be at an increased risk
of having a bleed and implement thewell-researchedoral
vitamin K program they use in the Netherlands. No need to expose any
child to the risks of an unnecessary intervention right?
When it comes to my children, I err on the side of
biology, evidence, caution, and common sense. Whether you believe in God
or biology, I don’t think either messed up, and the “data” hasn’t shown
otherwise. Who’s with me?