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Old 13-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #29
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Default Vitamin K Jab

Originally Posted by adzboarder View Post
Good to see some awareness on this issue, thanks for the comments, keep this mercury shite out of their systems.

Does anyone know though, when I had my first son the hospital people gave him a jab straight after being born that they do to all babies, I have no idea what it was and wasn't in a good state of mind to find out or protest at the time. Anyone know whats given and is it harmful?

He's had no MMR or any other shite thus far and will remain vaccine free.

My wife's got baby number 2 in the oven, so I need to know what the pitfalls are and I need to be ready because I don't trust a single one of these medical professionals, it's not that they don't care or don't know its just that they say what they have been told to say and they do not know the dangers of pumping this shite in our kids.

Any advice appreciated. thanks

Its a synthetic Vitamin K jab and i refused it for my child after reading this

Vitamin K Injection

Experts are concerned about the wisdom of injecting a newborn with unnatural vitamin K levels. One of the concerns is about the other substances in the solution being injected. Recent studies have found a link between vitamin K injection and childhood cancers. Another concern is that increasing the vitamin K may cause blood clotting in the newborn. Some experts feel that injecting a healthy baby with vitamin K causes increase risks without any benefit.
An injection of vitamin K (1.0 mg) is routinely administered to all newborns to prevent unexpected bleeding caused by low levels of vitamin K-dependent blood clotting factors. Vitamin K is present in green vegetables, vegetable oils, and dairy products, but intake or supplementation during pregnancy does not ensure prevention of vitamin K deficiency in newborns.
The syndrome of vitamin K deficiency bleeding occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 babies. Hemorrhagic disease that occurs from week 2-12 of life is the most dangerous form. Half of these affected babies suffer sudden bleeding into the brain, and 20 percent of affected babies die.
Injected vitamin K ran into a problem when researchers in 1990 noted an increased incidence of childhood cancer in children given vitamin K injections at birth. Specifically, they found that injected vitamin K doubled the incidence of leukemia in children less than ten years of age. A subsequent study in 1992 revealed the same association between injected vitamin K and cancer, but no such association with oral vitamin K. These researchers recommended exclusive use of oral vitamin K.
Injections of vitamin K are painful and can cause bruising at the injection site. There may also be an increased risk of cancer associated with vitamin K injections.
Mothers should eat foods with high vitamin K content during pregnancy (green vegetables and dairy products) because vitamin K is transferred to the fetus across the placenta. Pregnant women can also take alfalfa tablets during pregnancy, a good source of vitamin K.
It is also advisable to give 1-2 mg. of vitamin K to breastfed infants at ages one to two weeks and at four weeks. Formulas are already supplemented with vitamin K. Alternatively, nursing mothers can take a daily dose of vitamin K during the first three months following birth. If nursing mothers take a daily 5 mg. vitamin K supplement their babies' vitamin K status improves through the first 12 weeks of life.
Although oral vitamin K is not licensed for use as a drug by the FDA, drops for oral administration are available. Typically, one drop contains 2 mg. of vitamin K. Contact a midwife in your area, or a birthing supply company (such as, or Scientific Botanicals (206 527-5521) where your health care provider can order liquid vitamin K directly.

Injection of newborns with Vitamin K in large doses has been implicated as a cause of neonatal jaundice (Allison 1955; Cunningham et al. 1989:611). A small dose of 1 mg seems to have no ill effects on the baby beyond the pain caused by the injection itself. If newborns are allowed to suckle soon after birth, the injection of Vitamin K is less necessary, since the colostrum that comes immediately from the mother's breast before her milk lets down is usually rich in Vitamin K (Trevathan 1987:213). In about 1 out of 200 babies, even in those that area breastfed, however, there is significant danger of hemorrhage. For this reason, even midwives attending home births sometimes give injections of Vitamin K. One Anycity midwife, for example, feels that the risk of cerebral hemorrhage is heightened in very fast or very long labors, when the baby has a strongly cone-shaped head, or when the baby demonstrates significant heart-rate decelerations during late labor. Because she believes in their value, she gives Vitamin K injections to around 40% of the babies she catches. But she feels strongly that breastfed babies born with "easy births" do not need Vitamin K, and that it should not be administered routinely to all babies.)

Ritual Purposes
If the pain that the individual newborn feels from a shot with a needle were up for consideration under the technocratic model, then the decision as to whether or not to inflict that pain on a newborn would be made on an individual basis according to specific need. But instead, the medical response to the danger of hemorrhage, as to the danger of blindness from VD, has been to standardize the Vitamin K injection for all newborns. In The Technological Society, Jacques Ellul has written:
Standardization means resolving in advance all the problems that might possibly impede the functioning of an organization. It is not a matter of leaving it to inspiration, ingenuity, or even intelligence to find a solution [to a problem]; it is rather in some way to anticipate both the difficulty and the resolution. From then on, standardization creates impersonality, in the sense that the organization relies more on methods and techniques than on individuals. We thus have all the marks of a technique. Organization is thus a technique. -Ellul 1965:11-12
Symbolically speaking, the standardization of the Vitamin K injection and indeed all the routine procedures performed on the newborn baby reinforce the messages to both baby and mother that nature is inadequate, that they are now dependent on organizations--that is, on techniques--for their lives and health. This message seems a fair and accurate reflection of the realities of technocratic life. In effect, these postpartum procedures form the modern structural equivalent of baptism: they symbolically enculturate the newborn, removing her step-by-step from the natural realm through restructuring her very physiology in accordance with technocratic standardization.
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