I know why they give it... it's a clotting agent, etc... good idea especially if you're circ'ing (I think I've "won" on that one though- we're not...). And there is the whole tiny percent of babies that get brain bleeds...
But why NOT give Vit K? Just because it's a shot they don't need? Are there risks with getting it?
My DH is really fighting me on this one now (thanks to the nurse at the hospital tour...), and thinks that even if it's a preventative measure for something HIGHLY unlikely, as long as it doesn't cause any harm, might as well take the preventative measure.
I'm at my dad's so I don't have any of my books here... thanks for your help!