Infants and children: First confrontation with the chemical hammer

Dr. med. M.Sc. Petra Maack-Wantzen, lngelheim, Germany
Bleeding tendency_p.[2ph'ylaxis with Konakion®
"We were looking forward to the baby so much and now ..."
More and more often we see new parents complaining about problems with their baby soon after birth. Loud wailing from late afternoon until the early hours, thick cradle cap on their heads plus skin rashes which many paediatricians put down to new-born acne which they'll grow out of. Flatulence and stomach cramps dismissed as 3-month colic, with parents told to just get on with it ...
But my experience of daily practice would suggest that the factors involved here are quite different.
Many of these young ones react to the synthetic Vitamin K, Konakion®, which is given in Germany as prophylaxis against blood clotting disorders and is administered during post-natal checks immediately after birth, after one week and then again after
4-6 weeks.
Forms of therapy such as homoeopathy, acupuncture and bioresonance too are based on the kn...

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