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November 22nd, 2010, 09:58 AM
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We skipped a few shots with DS and DD but I am not sure what to do for this baby. We are delaying the Hep A, Hep B and Chickenpox until atleast 11 or so. The only vaccines I was really considering for the baby next year are HIB, DTaP and Prevnar. I am really considering also skipping the HIB because it is so rare to catch it. I just really do not know what to do about the other two vaccines. Baby will not be in daycare and will also be breastfeed. Really what is the chance of catching any disease if the child is not in daycare and breastfeed?
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November 22nd, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Have you done some research about what illnesses (if any) are prevelant in your area? Do you have kids in public school? I think I would consider these things to some extent.
I know for me the one I really focused on when my daughter was that young was the DTaP, and honestly I still consider it at times for her and the TDaP for myself. I didn't do HiB because she was exclusively breastfed and she's 2.5 now and we are just working at weaning, down to 2 times a day/night. I never considered Prevnar or any of the others.
The best thing you can do is weigh each illness/disease against the potential affects of the vaccine and do what you're comfortable with. For me the package inserts on each vaccine did a lot for my decision. The fact that they put known carcinogens in every vaccine and then never test them for their ability to cause cancer doesn't sit well with me at all. Ultimately, I go back to that every time I think about getting them.
Good luck with your decision and congrats on your pregnancy!
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November 22nd, 2010, 01:52 PM
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DTaP is one of the ones that has the highest rates of side effects in the "normal" schedule if I remember correctly. It's more the P part than anything else. There are some studies that say that SIDS is right in align with when this shot is given. There has also been a lot about prevnar that I dont like...(contaminated with bovine diseases) so I personally would not get that one....If I were on the fence...I'd consider DTaP for an OLDER child...but I dont think there is really ANY vaccines that I would purposely give an infant under 2-3. Being at home and being breastfed the immunity is going to be so much stronger.

My youngest is 100% unvaxed and I have no regrets...she's 2 now. She will continue on without anything as well...I'm expecting and will do the same for this baby. My older kids had vaccines on schedule (minus chickenpox and some that are new to the schedule)....

It boils down to what you prefer....this is just what I would choose.
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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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November 23rd, 2010, 09:36 AM
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Thank you ladies! DH and I talked and I think we will delay all for now. Something is just telling me not get this baby any.
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November 23rd, 2010, 09:53 AM
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I don't have anything to add except to listen to your gut and just do as much research as you can. Only you can decide what is best for you and your family. It IS a tough decision though. So many scare tactics all around. ♥
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November 23rd, 2010, 12:23 PM
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HUGS...I'm glad you came to a decision you are comfy with. I agree....listen to your gut....that is how I ended up not vaxing olive. Something just told me it was VERY important to NOT vaccinate her..... HUGs
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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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November 23rd, 2010, 12:25 PM
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I don't have anything to add except to listen to your gut and just do as much research as you can. Only you can decide what is best for you and your family. It IS a tough decision though. So many scare tactics all around. ♥
Thank you I had no second thoughts what so ever when DD and DS received their shots. They are selectively vaccinated though, but I felt good in my decision but this time something is just pulling at me telling me not to get this baby any. Dh was on the fence about what vaccines to get and I told him my feelings and he said "OK, no vaccines. If you are feeling that way there is a reason." Atleast I got Dh behind me and that helps. Thank you ladies!
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