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How it's given

There are two ways for your baby to have vitamin K:

  • by injection (vitamin K shot or jag), which is done once just after your baby's born
  • by mouth

If you choose to have the supplement by mouth, the most common form is Konakion. If using Konakion your baby will need:

  • two doses in the first week if you're feeding with formula (formula milk already has vitamin K in it)
  • three doses in the first week, and a third when they're a month old, if you're breastfeeding
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