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Vitamin k is recommended for newborns at birth; some parents are refusing it

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:04am

Houston doctors say they are seeing an uptick in parents refusing a routine injection which is considered to be lifesaving for their newborn child. Now they want to dispel the myths circulating around vitamin K.

This comes as the Centers for Control and Disease Prevention has identified a small cluster of infants diagnosed with the potentially fatal bleeding disorder.

Little James Michael, of Houston, was brought into the world on Monday, and within the first hour of life, was given a dose of vitamin K.

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