I am so excited to announce that the second edition of Vitamin K and the Newborn, a book written to help parents and professionals understand the evidence and the issues surrounding the administration of vitamin K to newborn babies, is now available!
You can click here to see and buy it on Amazon UK, Amazon.com, Amazon France, Germany, India, Italy or Mexico, (like all my books, it travels well!) and it’s also available in the Kindle store for people who like e-books.
We’ve also got a special introductory offer on so that everyone who signs up to the first run (October 2017) of my online course on this same topic – Vitamin K and the Newborn – will get a free copy of the paperback version of this book mailed to them anywhere in the world. That offer ends when course registration closes on Friday October 13th though, so don’t hang around! See our Vitamin K online course page for more details.
The book is a guide on a journey through the information, debate and research relating to vitamin K for babies.
Here’s what it says on the cover…
What is Vitamin K? Why is it offered to all newborn babies? Does my baby need it? Should we agree to an injection, oral supplements or decide to do neither? Are there alternatives? Can we postpone the decision? Are some babies more at risk, and why?
Vitamin K has been routinely recommended for newborn babies for several decades, and many parents are happy for their child to be given this. But others want more information, have questions about why this intervention is offered or want to know whether there are downsides. This book guides the reader on a journey through the information, debate and research on this topic. It explains the issues and clarifies the different perspectives, drawing upon up-to-date midwifery and medical evidence and opinion and parents’ stories.
Dr Sara Wickham is a midwife, educator and researcher who has been writing and lecturing about vitamin K for more than twenty years. She is the author or editor of fifteen books, has edited three midwifery journals and provides in-person and online educational and consultancy services for midwifery, medical and health-related practitioners and organisations around the world.
I’m really happy to be able to put these books together and am always delighted when people tell me that these books have helped them or their clients. I very much hope that this book will help more people to understand the issues and make the decision that is right for them and their baby.