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April 29th, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Hello Ladies, DH and I have decided we aren't going to be vaccinating our four month old girl but I had some questions. We have struggled since she was born with breast feeding so we are giving her formula also. I know breast milk is awesome for her immune system but since she's getting formula does she need some vaccines or are we ok in not doing any? I'm a new mom and from what I know and from information I got from trusted friends and family I don't trust any vaccines :/ Thanks!
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April 29th, 2011, 07:46 PM
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Hi there! I think as long as you are breastfeeding some, she should be ok.
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April 30th, 2011, 01:10 PM
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If you aren't breastfeeding at all I'd look into seeing if you need to supplement with extra vitamins to boost her immune system...I wouldn't vaccinate just because of formula....however I would look at what is in the formula also....someone on here was just talking about a formula they gave to their baby (though that baby was older)....that was better than the standard formula....I'm really unfamiliar with that area though....if you are nursing some still then I wouldn't worry too much....either way...healthy food choices for her (right now a great formula with extra vitamins if needed ) will help keep her immune system goign great.

HTH...if not....maybe someone else can HUGS...and Congrats on making a decision....happy for you!
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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April 30th, 2011, 03:03 PM
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If you are breastfeeding and supplementing, there is no reason not to not vax, lol. Even formula feeding. If you are breastfeeding some and supplementing, and are really concerned, I would try to boost your supply which could take time, but may be worth it in the long run. Kellymom.com has a lot of good info. Your local La Leche League can help as well.
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April 30th, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Copied from the thread "for those who see an ND"

The formula is called Ultra Care for Kids by Metagenics. It's normally used as a supplement for kids with severe food allergies and/or atopic disorders but we are mixing the powder with coconut milk and adding DHA to make it more complete. I have to order it online - not sold anywhere around here except through ND's or MD's offices.

It's ridiculous how expensive it is but his stomach cramps, constipation, diahrea and green stinky slime poops are gone. --stephi1997

I looked up that formula and about fell over...

Contains NO: high fructose corn syrup.
Formulated to Exclude: wheat, gluten, yeast, soy protein, egg, stimulants, dairy products, nuts or artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

--me



I hope that helps. But like someone else said...you can still exclusively formula feed and choose not to vax. If you get concerned about her immune system add viatamins as needed and when she gets sick give her the right vitamins to get over it but it isn't bad to choose not to vax with formula feeding.
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May 1st, 2011, 07:25 AM
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^^Thanks^^ That was the thread I was talking about!
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
Our choice to not vax isn't based in ignorance, poverty, conspiracy theory and rumor. It's research, common sense, fact and evidence based..something the medical community has largely forgot about.
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May 1st, 2011, 11:25 AM
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I think it's fine to not vax and use formula. I could only BF for a short time due to DD's allergies so she had formula. We stopped vaxing (mostly) after 6 months and later stopped completely. Anyway, today's formulas are made pretty well and while they don't provide passive immunity like breastmilk does, they are healthy food for an infant. Check the vitamins on the back. We gave DD probiotics in addition to the formula. If you're able to provide even a little breastmilk, it will provide some passive immunity for your child, but if you can't, don't worry about it. It is perfectly fine to formula feed only and not vax!
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