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TITLE Advisory letter Vitamin K supplementation in infants   201011E.pdf (146.1 KB)
Document ID LIB645
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 29/06/2010
Original language of the document Dutch
Full text available in EN (146.1 KB)
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Mitra Javanmardi
Health Council of the Netherlands
(20/07/2010)
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  • Health

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Short description  Since 1990, all full-term infants in the Netherlands receive 1 milligram of vitamin K orally after birth in order to prevent early and classic vitamin K deficiency bleedings. In addition, parents and carers are advised to give breastfed infants 25 microrams of vitamin K daily from day 8 until they are three months old to prevent late vitamin K deficiency bleedings. Under the current prohylaxis regime, approximately five infants develop late vitamin K deficiency bleedings. To improve this, the Health Council of the Netherlands advises the Dutch government to increase the current vitamin K prophylaxis from 25 micrograms per day to 150 micrograms per day.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Since 1990, all full-term infants in the Netherlands receive 1 milligram of vitamin K orally after birth in order to prevent early and classic vitamin K deficiency bleedings. In addition, parents and carers are advised to give breastfed infants 25 microrams of vitamin K daily from day 8 until they are three months old to prevent late vitamin K deficiency bleedings. Under the current prohylaxis re ...

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