The letter is important because it demonstrates that you are an informed and concerned parent who wants to make a well-informed decision about whether to give your baby vitamin K. By asking specific questions about the risks and benefits of the intervention, you are seeking information that will help you weigh the benefits and potential risks of vitamin K administration for your baby.
The letter is addressed to the consultant midwife or consultant, indicating that you are seeking the advice of a medical professional who is knowledgeable about the benefits and risks of vitamin K administration. Additionally, by requesting to see randomised controlled trials and the manufacturer’s insert, you are seeking objective evidence that can help you make a well-informed decision.
Consultant midwife / Consultant/Trust Directors Name
Dear [Consultant Midwife/ consultant ]
Your trust have offered my baby a vitamin k injection/ oral dose. Before I accept or decline, I have a few questions that I am hoping you would be so kind as to answer before I can make an informed decision.
- What is the absolute versus relative risk of Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding?
- What percentage of babies who develop VKDB recover?
- How soon after birth does VKDB occur (if it occurs at all)?
- Can you show me randomised controlled trials for Vitamin K please?
- Please may I see the manufacturer’s insert?
- What is the rate of adverse events from Vitamin K including long term studies?
- Is there sufficient vitamin K in breast milk?
I would appreciate if you could respond to my questions in a timely manner as I am nearing the end of my pregnany.
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