I have found the Vitamin K injection to be surrounded by the most fear mongering of all medical scams. When you look up this subject in further detail you will soon find pro-injection stories will include a personal tale of a child that dies because his ignorant mother wanted to be an ‘independent thinker’ who would not listen to better advice. You will not, however, easily find the statistics that show the death rate of the phytonadione injection or a horrific tale to accompany it.
They say most babies today are born with insufficient vitamin K in their blood and this can cause Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) but is extremely rare at 0.25 percent to 1.7 percent. If baby does not have enough Vitamin K in his blood, he has a chance of haemorrhage if his body has too much pressure applied to it during birth or after birth. Common reasons for haemorrhage during birth are using a suction cap to ‘help’ baby out of the womb or having an internal fetal monitor applied. This can cause damage and without Vitamin K to ensure that blood clots form then baby could haemorrhage and it can be fatal. They also like to use this method as a preventative measure, a ‘just in case’ the baby has a knock, is harmed, or perhaps involved in an accident after birth. Some babies, however, have no signs that they will haemorrhage and this is the reason it is given to all. Even though under 1.7 % of births/babies are at risk it has been decided that all births/babies are treated with Vitamin K and dosed with 20 thousand times more than the required amount, as well as a bunch of toxins. They say the high dose is because it is slowly released over a period of months.
Can we really justify the ‘for the greater good argument’ here? The lasting psychological damage upon a newborn’s nervous system due to trauma from pain can effect the brain and the body for life, and this injection can be fatal.
Let’s have a quick look at the ingredients and excipients within the injection. It is useful to know when looking up any injection, be it a vitamin, vaccine or anything, that an ingredient list does not often contain the really bad stuff, which will come under the listing of excipients. Excipients are the ‘inactive ingredients’, substances that are used as ‘bulking agents’ or ‘fillers’; they are normally preservatives, colourings or gums. In other words they are the toxins that they put with the drug, or in this case vitamin to give it shelf life and stability.
The boxed warning for this injection is:
WARNING — INTRAVENOUS AND INTRAMUSCULAR USE
Severe reactions, including fatalities, have occurred during and immediately after INTRAVENOUS injection of phytonadione, even when precautions have been taken to dilute the phytonadione and to avoid rapid infusion. Severe reactions, including fatalities, have also been reported following INTRAMUSCULAR administration. Typically these severe reactions have resembled hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis, including shock and cardiac and/or respiratory arrest. Some patients have exhibited these severe reactions on receiving phytonadione for the first time. Therefore the INTRAVENOUS and INTRAMUSCULAR routes should be restricted to those situations where the subcutaneous route is not feasible and the serious risk involved is considered justified.
First of all the Vitamin K in this injection is synthetic and not real; this is the ‘active ingredient’. When taking vitamins it is essential that we take natural source vitamins, when our body receives vitamins from natural sources it can safely dispose of what it does not need in a natural manner through bodily functions. When our body is introduced to synthetic vitamins it can overdose as the body cannot remove them. For example, some synthetic vitamins used to treat ailments that are cured by that vitamin have been shown to exasperate these conditions, where as the natural vitamin has cured the ailment.
The first listed ‘inactive ingredient’ or ‘excipient’ is polyoxyl 35 castor oil, which is not at all good if splashed on the skin or breathed in, but okay to inject into a baby who is an hour old.
Dextrose monohydrate is second on this list and it is a starch. “It is produced by crystallisation of the high dextrose syrup derived from edible starch hydrolysis.” Sounds good, a nice sweetener thrown in to our child’s body, totally bypassing the digestive safety system, you know, the one that gets rid of poisons. Crazy how children get diabetes earlier and earlier these days. I am sure it has nothing to do with their body being polluted with unnatural glucose, kicking on a flight or fight response in them at an hour old and applying unnecessary pressure upon the natural insulin making processes.
We then have some water in the injection and next some Benzyl alcohol, “Benzyl alcohol as a preservative in Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection has been associated with toxicity in newborns.” The GHS classification of Benzyl alcohol tells us it is dangerous as it causes skin irritation. Of course research shows mostly the topical effects, but even these have shown it can cause damage to the nervous system and liver.
So why am I covering this? I once feared this subject, and still do, because the more I learn, the more I am in concern. As I have said before in previous pregnancy and birth articles, that if you are expecting a child and live in our understanding, it is your duty to read your state’s or county’s midwifery manuals, standards and guidelines and know their procedures as well as they do. When you are fully informed of matters you can have reasonable discussions about them with confidence and ensure the safety of your family. A lack of decision and confidence comes when we do not have the information we need to support our views.
I do not like to highlight previous work as I feel it can be a little pushy, but if you are pregnant or planning on starting a family please read my articles on ultrasound, flu jabs, fetal monitoring, steroid injections and my own birth stories as well as my reasons for breastfeeding or read other the articles and watch documentaries from other sources to ensure you are fully informed of the options available. I am passionate about caring for the families of now and the future and feel it necessary to share how healthcare should be a scare, especially when we are discussing preventative healthcare.
How can we get Vitamin K in baby if we are concerned?
The Vitamin k injection can be given orally in three doses. Of course there are still toxins, but your child will battle them better through a digestive system rather than an intramuscular injection, which bypasses the digestive system
that removes toxins faster.
Vitamin K can be supplemented to a breastfeeding mum, using a natural (not synthetic) vitamin before and for months after the birth. Diet is proven to help; kale can be juiced, lemon can be used to remove the bitterness and having a carrot and apple base makes it tastier. Eating plenty of broccoli, cabbage and fermented soybeans. Chlorella and Spirulina are very high in Vitamin K as are all greens, you can get these as tablets to be taken with water or as powders that can be added to smoothies. Hemp Protein powder can also be added to smoothies and is full of Vitamin E, which helps utilise vitamin k in the body. They are like team mates.
Ensure that the cord is not cut directly after birth and that it has at least stopped throbbing. Cord blood is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and oxygen. The blood travels through your baby and alerts his whole system, the oxygen rich blood heals parts of the brain suffering a lack of oxygen or damage from birth trauma, and helps the baby breathe for the first time.
I was extremely worried about this vitamin K deficiency when pregnant and ensured I was full to the brim of Vitamin K. If I was wrong to be concerned I can sure as hell bet that my diet is what had me walking around cleaning my house straight after my birth, so this is not a waste of time, but possibly the most valuable use of time.
I expect the decisions you make to be an accumulation of evidence, not just this article. We need to be aware that one size is not fitting all here and we need to be able to weigh up our own risks and make our own decisions.
This is your baby, not mine and not the states; it’s yours.
This is the future of our people, and it is clear we care, so do our nurses and midwives; if they did not they would not be working the hours they work for the pay they receive. But, they are trained. Do not be afraid to share research with them. I had a midwife thank me for helping wake up members of her team by saying no to things firmly but nicely. They went home and read because of me. You are powerful and there is nothing more powerful than a parent who understands the information, as well as the people they are discussing it with.
Go and read, and assess what you read, let it sink in, then read some more. The more you know the less crazy you look because you become confident in your knowledge and can discuss things rationally. A lack of knowledge gives us nerves in our position and makes us look ‘overprotective’ and ‘paranoid’. If we want to convince the normal man, we have to do it calmly with a mass of information and questions raised that neither of you can answer, but have a concern about. This makes the nurses and midwifery team go out and ask questions too.
The correlation of breastfeeding and low Vitamin K is often highlighted, but I cannot help but question, is nature wrong then? By having children born with low Vitamin K and low amounts in the breast milk, perhaps this is nature, being natural. Some claim that nature protects mum over baby so preserves her Vitamin K in case she haemorrhages. Or it is that we all have a very bad diet today? And none of us consume enough greens? I can only surmise.
The tactics played here, the message framing, the pulling on heart strings to emotionally blackmail us into not questioning the death of these infants, that are occurring in the name of saving the lives of other infants, is without conscience. It is unacceptable and as scared as I may be that I could be wrong, I am not wrong that this is not right.
This is sacrificial, they are killing babies in the name of saving babies.