When you deliver your baby at Methodist Women’s Hospital, you will be given the option of three important medications essential to your baby’s health. Learn more about the Vitamin K injection, Hepatitis B vaccine and Erythromycin eye drops from Methodist Physicians Clinic pediatrician Dr. Emily Bendlin.
As a pediatrician, i have the opportunity to work with parents, kids and babies every single day… i was given the option of three i wanted to talk to you about those three all babies are born with very low levels of while babies can produce some vitamin k, it’s simply not enough. prevent their risk of a problem called vitamin k deficiency bleeding – or vkdb. it is
Often internal and can cause brain damage or even death. enough to eat foods which can provide enough daily vitamin k to prevent this spontaneous bleeding. now, some parents ask about oral vitamin k medication instead of an injection. talk with the hospital and your child’s health care provider about whether that’s an option for your baby. the next medication we will
Talk about is also an injection. it’s the hepatitis b vaccine. the hepatitis b vaccine is a series of vaccines given to prevent a virus that can cause serious liver disease. illness that can lead to liver damage, liver cancer and even death. the first dose of this vaccine is given right after birth. that’s essential to prevent accidental exposure to hepatitis b
At birth. other doses of the vaccine will be given at your baby’s follow-up appointments with their pediatrician. following delivery of your baby isn’t an injection. your baby could contract an eye infection as it passes through the birth canal. erythromycin eye drops placed in the baby’s eyes can help prevent infect ion. and the most common side effect of the
Hepatitis b here at methodist, we take the health and safety of your baby very seriously. we recommend you consider these medications following delivery of your infant knowing my little one – and your little ones are safe.
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3 Immunizations Essential for Your Newborn's Health By Nebraska Methodist Health System