Vegan Vitamin K for Newborns
from Vegan Society website. 2008-03-25
Newborn babies are routinely injected with vitamin K at birth to protect against rare but serious haemorrhage (including brain haemorrhage).
In the past, the injection was vegan but it now includes a carrier made from cow bile, making it unsuitable for vegans.
There is, however, at least one oral version available on a named patient basis. This means that it must be prescribed and ordered through a doctor.
If you wish to use this product, do allow time for it to be sourced and prescribed. If your doctor is unaware of this, your local or hospital pharmacist should be able to help.
Please feel free to ring the Vegan Society on 0121 523 1735/6 if you have any queries.