Relationship of milk intake and vitamin K supplementation to vitamin K status in newborns.

@article{Motohara1989RelationshipOM,
  title={Relationship of milk intake and vitamin K supplementation to vitamin K status in newborns.},
  author={Kentaro Motohara and I Matsukane and Fumio Endo and Yoshihiro Kiyota and Ichiro Matsuda},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1989},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={90-3}
}
Vitamin K status was evaluated by measuring blood acarboxyprothrombin (PIVKA-II) levels on the fifth day of life. The incidence of PIVKA-II-positive infants was higher in breast-fed babies than in those given supplementary (mixed) feeding. The median of total amount of milk intake during the first 3 days was significantly lower in PIVKA-II-positive infants… CONTINUE READING