Babies: 0 - 3 Months

Circumcisions with Vitamin K drops vs Shots

No judgement on circumcisions please. We are doing it for religious reasons. My question is for the ones that DID circumcise did you do the vitamin K drops or the shot and why? Also if you have articles for me to read on the this topic please send them my way! TIA!

Re: Circumcisions with Vitamin K drops vs Shots

  • Vitamin K injections are more effective than the oral form in preventing vitamin K deficiency bleeding. The injections are the safest option and are recommended (and preferred compared to the oral form) by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Canadian Paediatrics Society.
  • We only have girls and did the drops with all of them. My midwives did warn me, however, that it can be difficult to find a doctor willing to do circumcisions without the injection. But it should be possible, especially if you’re waiting the 8 days, and find the right doctor. 
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