A vitamin K prophylaxis survey among breastfeeding mothers

Eugen-Matthias Strehle, Siobhan Limerick , Helen Howlett, shona Haining, Justine Norman

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Abstract

A survey was distributed among new breastfeeding mothers in northern England to gain insight into their experiences with different forms of neonatal vitamin K prophylaxis. Two-thirds of mothers were knowledgeable about the reasons for giving vitamin K and a quarter felt that they had not received adequate information on the subject. The importance of neonatal vitamin K prophylaxis must be fully explained by healthcare workers to all expectant parents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalInfant
Volume10
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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