A bleeding disorder in babies so rare that it typically affects fewer than one in 100,000 is becoming more common in Tennessee because parents are refusing vitamin K injections at birth, according to pediatric specialists.
Since February, four babies with no signs of injury or abuse have been sent to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with either brain hemorrhages or bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Robert Sidonio Jr., a hematologist, diagnosed them with vitamin K deficiency bleeding.
After discovering that all four had not received the preventive treatment, which doctors have been giving to newborns since the 1960s, he started making inquiries. Pediatricians told him parents are increasingly refusing consent because of concerns based on misinformation or the goal of having natural childbirths.
Doctors noted that refusal of these shots ramped up around 2009 but in the past 12 months, it has REALLY increased. Two reasons for the refusal is that shots hurt and that the preservatives may be harmful. Yep, shots hurt for a second. Surgery for brain hemorrhages? Well, you decide what’s worse. The latter, harmful preservatives, is TOTAL BUNK. Thanks Jenny McCarthy – misinformation queen.
Ignorant parents are harming their kids. Guess what? Natural isn’t better! Nature can kill you. Medicine saves you. Get a CLUE.
Tip: Bob Blaskiewicz