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How to administer oral vitamin K?

Should you choose to give your baby oral vitamin K your baby will be given the initial dose at birth. Your midwife will show you how this is administered.

A second dose of oral vitamin K will need to be given by yourselves at one week old.

The oral syringe and Vitamin K ampoule will be supplied to you by the midwife.  

If you are breastfeeding, it is recommended that you give a further dose at four weeks of age. This is because breastmilk does not contain sufficient amounts of vitamin K to meet the recommendations.

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