Know-how: Vitamin K at Birth
By Sarah Lawson on 05/05/2009 01:32:42
Many hospitals advise giving a vitamin K injection at birth, we explain why this is, and how it's given
Vitamin K is responsible for making proteins that an essential part of the blood clotting process. Vitamin K also helps wounds to heal properly. It is found in leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils and cereals, whilst small amounts can also be found in dairy products. Some bacte...