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Why parents are opting out of the Vitamin K shot




South Coast Midwifery and Women's Health Care gives parents the option of choosing the Vitamin K injection for their newborn, oral Vitamin K drops, or forgoing Vitamin K all together.
South Coast Midwifery and Women's Health Care gives parents the option of choosing the Vitamin K injection for their newborn, oral Vitamin K drops, or forgoing Vitamin K all together.
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Vitamin K shots have been given to newborn babies for decades. They're used as a preventative measure to avoid spontaneous internal bleeding. 

But recently, more parents have been electing to skip this measure for their kids. KPCC's Rebecca Plevin looks at why parents are turning down the shot and why doctors are concerned.