I am a 25 year old momma to 4 children. All my kids have had jaundice after birth. Someone mentioned to me it could be my blood type? Anyways, we may try for our last baby sometime next year and I'm just curious to hear from you guys if you would have an answer to why they have all had high jaundice levels?
Mine had it too and blood type is O neg. What is your type?
I am 0+
maybe type O is more likely? Not sure
I have O+ and none of my children had jaundice. Interesting.
I am o+ and 1 of 3 was slightly jaundice.
I'm O and my daughter had it
Are they getting the vit k shot? That's usually linked to jaundice.
I know my first 3 had it. And I'm they never said anything about my last daughter. So, unfortunately probably.
Most people think it's just a vitamin, and accept it as standard. Unless you specifically say "no" they give it to all babies. In that case, your babes are reacting to it. They don't have the proper functions to use it, and it's overwhelming their poor systems
Thank you. What are the risk of not having the vaccine? My children are no longer vaccinated.
Since they're older it doesn't make a difference, they already got the shot, but for future reference- Vitamin K Vit K... Interesting points made about Vitamin K at birth by a brilliant pediatrician who remains anonymous: "You know what “synthetic vitamin K” enthusiasts don’t understand? The thought that babies (and all animals for that matter) have lower levels of vitamin K at birth for a beneficial, protective, reason. I’m just going to throw these “common sense-based” thoughts out there but let’s consider them: and BTW this goes for the Drops as well as the Shot First, in order to absorb vitamin K we have to have a functioning biliary and pancreas system. Your infant’s digestive system isn’t fully developed at birth which is why we give babies breast milk (and delay solids) until they are at least 6-months-old, and why breast milk only contains a small amount of highly absorbable vitaminK. Too much vitamin K could tax the liver and cause brain damage (among other things). As baby ages and the digestive tract, mucosal lining, gut flora, and enzyme functions develop, baby can process more vitaminK. Low levels of vitamin K at birth just…makes…sense. ??? Secondly, cord blood contains stem cells, which protect a baby against bleeding and perform all sorts of needed repairs inside an infant’s body. Here’s the kicker, in order for a baby to get this protective boost of stem cells, cord-cutting needs to be delayed and the blood needs to remain thin so stem cells can easily travel and perform their functions. Imagine that, baby has his/her own protective mechanism to prevent bleeding and repair organs…that wasn’t discovered until after we started routinely giving infants vitamin K injections. Third, a newborn might have low levels of vitamin K because it’s intestines are not yet colonized with bacteria needed to synthesize it and the “vitamin K cycle” isn’t fully functional in newborns. It makes sense then to bypass the gut and inject vitamin K right into the muscle right? Except baby’s kidneys aren’t fully functional either. Fourth, babies are born with low levels of vitamin K compared to adults, but this level is still sufficient to prevent problems; vitamin K prophylaxis isn’t necessarily needed. Finally, several clinical observations support the hypothesis that children have natural protective mechanisms that justify their low vitamin K levels at birth. I don’t know about you, but we should probably figure out why that is before we “inject now and worry about it later.” Do you know why vitamin K is pushed on parents and their children? Because pharmaceutical companies don’t like to lose money, doctors don’t like to be questioned, the American Academy of Pediatrics dare not change its recommendations." "Since 1985, the medical profession has known that oral vitamin K raises blood levels 300 - 9,000 times higher. The injectable vitaminK, results in vitamin K levels 9,000 times thicker than adults blood. Baby's blood thickened with vitaminK, causes a situation where stem cells have to move through sludge, not nicely greased blood vessels full of blood which can allow stem cells easy acess to anywhere. maybe one day it will dawn on the medical profession that not only are cord blood stem cells important and useful to the newborn baby, but that stem cells need to thin blood for a reason." "Any fetus which gets being wrung out like a wet towel while travelling down a narrow drain pipe, can incur damage in any part of the body, including in the brain, and needs an in-built fix-it. And stem cells cross the brain blood barrier. In fact, stem cells can go ... Anywhere!!! Amazing don't you think. God's design has solutions for situational problems. Three solutions, actually. The second is the fact that naturally, in the first few days, a baby's blood clotting factors are lower than normal. But ... Pediatricians consider this a ... "defect" ... So want to give vitamin K which results in blood nearly 100 times thicker than an adult's. This vitamin K injection, so they say ... (like they say immediate cord clamping is safe, and normal, and delayed cord clamping is an unproven intervention) ... İs because the baby wasn't designed right, and if you don't give a vitamin K injection, the baby "could bleed to death". It's not for nothing that the vitamin K syringe, sits right alongside that cord clamp and the scissors! But there is an unanswered question: "Why are blood clotting factors in babies low in the first few days after birth? Why has a baby got much thinner blood as a result?" Might a logical hypothesis be, that thinner blood allows freer and quicker access of cord blood stem cells to any part of the body damaged during birth? After all, why should stem cells have to fight through a baby's blood which is now 100 times thicker than any adult's, courtesy of another needle?" Vitamin k Via Todd Wilke It’s just a whole lot easier to give every child vitamin K to prevent the bleeding that could occur from the harm caused by our birth procedures, vaccinations, medications, and unnecessary medical interventions. It just makes complete sense to further assault a newborn’s body with an insane level of synthetic vitamin, some antifreeze, and a substance derived from coal-tar that bears a threat of death that warrants a black-box warning. STUDY shows CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA RISK from SYNTHETIC Vit K VACCINES given at birth.. ( BUT NATURAL VIT K ---orally ok. ) There was a significant association (p = 0.002) --with intramuscular vitamin K ---(odds ratio 1.97, 95% confidence interval 1.3 to 3.0) when compared with oral vitamin K or no vitamin K. http://www.bmj.com/content/305/6849/341.abstract?ijkey=69c0133cec7e49e8537b087ca33aa20713b41c9d Here are other reasons why Vit K shots are not safe. http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/the-high-risks-of-vitamin-k-shot-for-your-newborn-baby/ Between four and twelve weeks, we give babies twelve vaccines including a second dose of HepB, and two doses of DtaP, IPV, Hib, and PCV, all of which can cause vasculitis and brain encephalitis that can induce a hemorrhage. Our children also get two doses of a live rotavirus vaccine that can shed, infect others, and cause hemorrhagic enteritis and thrombocytopenic purpura (a bleeding disorder). Have you read your child’s vaccine inserts? http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/ BOX WARNING!!!! https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e8808230-2c44-44c6-8cab-8f29b6b34051 They are trying to prevent bleeding BUT THEY Are NOT worried about all the vaccines that they want to give That can cause bleeding/hemorrhage!!! REALLY SMH More good info http://www.livingwhole.org/synthetic-vitamin-k-shot/ You choose! Your choice! http://www.bmj.com/content/305/6849/341.abstract?ijkey=69c0133cec7e49e8537b087ca33aa20713b41c9d
I was also going to say Vitamin K shot. In short, there are no risks of not getting the shot as long as there was no trauma/physical force to the baby when he/she is born. Vitamin K levels rise on day 8 so if you choose to circumcise, you need to wait until after day 8 to avoid complications. Also, you need to check the state laws regarding declining the shot. In NY, I cannot decline it (I know people have reported that CPS was called on them when they declined it)
Vitamin k shot or oral version would be my number one culpret!
My husband and I have completely opposite blood types. I'm AB- and he is O+ both our boys have had jaundice and the doctors literally called it ABO incompatibility jaundice. Idk if it has something to do with the fact I'm Rh- and both my kids were + or what, but we expect this next one to have it as well.
Interesting. Husband and I are the same, neither of our kids had jaundice. Were your kids early at all?
My first was early, my second very late.
Hmm. Mine were both 3 days short of being full term.
I don't know a lot about this, but I have heard that if a mother has rh- blood type, that it can cause problems if baby is + ? I'm sure you can google it?
All 3 of my kiddos had jaundice, not super high that they needed a bilibed, but they did have a yellow tint for a short time, so they sat in the sunshine for their first fee weeks.. All are A+.. 1st was a homebirth, delayed clamping, no K at all.. 2nd was hospital birth, immediate clamping, and got the K shot.. 3rd was a homebirth, delayed clamping, and had a low oral K dose.. Edited to add delayed clamping status.. 2 of my 3 had delayed clamping.. And the 2 with the clamping, did have more jaundice to process.. I think it was because they had to filter more blood.
My first two had it and both had the vitamin k shot. Our third had no shots and delayed cord clamping, no jaundice.
Vit k shot can be a cause also cutting the cord too soon, ask your dr about delayed cord clamping as it can greatly benefit the baby.
O+ all 6 of my kids had jaundice all had the k shot
Cord was delayed for banking
I'm RH+ with negative antibodies. My daughter is O+ and had jaundice really bad after she was born. The doctors said it could've had something to do with my breast milk? First baby, so i believed them because her levels wouldn't stay right for like 2 weeks.
Not sure what your breastmilk would have had to do with it??
Exactly my point I didn't understand it either.
Yeah, I'm calling BS on that one. Please tell me you don't still see them at all?
We don't we changed doctors
Good! No telling what other crazy crap he'd try telling you!
Very interesting discussion
My first son had jaundice, no vit K shot and delayed cord clamping. My second son didn't and he also had no vit K shot and delayed clamping. First birth was rougher in hospital tho and second was smooth home birth.
I have four kids. Two had jaundice two didn't. I have A- blood.
Vitamin K shot has been implicated
Did not know this, very interesting. That would also explain with my children: First two had vitK, last didn't. Last baby had no juandice, first two did.
I blame vit k for mine
I have O- blood.... They told me my entire first pregnancy that my daughter would probably have jaundice. I'm assuming because of my blood type. She came, got the freaking vitamin K and Hep B shots at birth and we were in the hospital for 7 DAYS because of her jaundice. I did lots of research on vaccines once we almost lost our daughter shortly after her 2 month vaccines. We stopped vaccinating shortly after. We had our son when our DD was 18 months old... We didn't allow ANY shots at all (I took my own organic vitamin K drops to the hospital with me)... And we were able to leave the hospital within 16 hours after his birth. Absolutely no jaundice at all. We did delayed cord clamping with him and I'm sure that also made a world of difference.
Did you delay cord clamping with any? Up to 1/3 of their blood may still be in the cord at birth and immediate cutting of the cords keeps them from receiving it. My first 2 were born in the hospital and they refused to delay, both had juandice. My last was born at home and we waited an hour before cutting. Not one moment of juandice. may also correlate to weeks of gestation. First two were 38 and 39 weeks, last was 41.
Why do doctors not want to delay?
My first was born 17 years ago and the doctor told me with a look of horror that she could bleed out and die if they waited! IDK, I guess misinformation? Second daughter is 11 tomorrow. More info is available of the benefits now.
Oh, and it is easier for them to just have everything finished up and they can move on to the next victim.... I mean patient.
They are unmedicated about the body and don't want to have to spend anymore than the minimum amount of time with patients.
I'm O+ and both of mine had jaundice
Did you do any shots?
We did vitamin k but no vaccines.
Which I know some say causes jaundice but most of the babies I meet have all their shots and no jaundice, so I'm skeptical.
Hep b shot was our reason for Jaundice...
My two oldest had jaudice. My youngest was the only one who didnt. He was the only one I didn't get the vitamin k shot for and we did delayed cord blood clamping (for almost an hour). I think it made all the difference.
It can be from vitamin k also because of the alcohol in it. Their tiny bodies just came handle it.
My son had delayed chord clamping, no vitamink, I am O-, he is O+ and jaundiced in the bilibed for 5 days; and remained jaundiced for about 2-3 weeks after. And I have no idea as to why. He had some supplementing while in the NICU but was breastfeed and EBF once home. He's fine now, no health problems even though he had it an extended amount of time.
Vit k is said to cause jaundice. Have you looking into delayed cord clamping? Really helps.
breanna I doubt it has to do with blood type. My son had it too. Its the hep vax they give them at birth... Ugh!!!
Do not let them give the baby ANY shots
born premature is the cause of jaundice
My two oldest were not premature. Both had jaundice. Both had vitamin k shot... My youngest did mother get the shot. He did not have jaundice
My twins born premie.. Only 1 got it and 12 hrs from vaccine
They need sunlight. You're deficient.
It's usually from the vit k they give them
Did they get the vitamin k shot?
If they all got the vitamin k shot I bet it was from that... I am giving my baby boy the vitamin k shot cause I don't want to risk it but I also bought vitamin d drops that are safe for newborns on up and plan to give it to him after the shot.
Too much vitamin k can cause severe health issues; liver problems and brain damage for instance. I would only do that under doctor's orders, if it's even necessary.
You can purchase more natural vitamin k drops for in place of the vitamin k shot same advantages with less negatives
yeah I talked to my pediatrician (that the baby will have & they said it would only benefit them for like 2 weeks & that's it & that they wouldn't order the drops for me .. & I don't have the money to order some myself.. & also I didn't/don't want to risk losing my baby after working sooo hard for him .. ( he will be my last as I plan to get a tubal) ...
Vitamine k injection causes jaundice
Vitamin k shot is the likely cause.
I heard that a lot of the pre-natal vitamins are not natural and have toxins and things in them that the babies liver can't flush out.
Yep.. All prescribed are chemical forms a d not natural forms so really bad for mom and baby.
my daughter got jaundice from vit k shot
If baby is vaccinated it is more likely do the the overwhelming toxins their livers are now having to deal with and process then blood type. And it matters on enzymes in moms body on how well and strong liver of the baby's will be immediately on its own too.
I'm A- too