Anyone not vaccinating their child due to possible autism link?

Chantelle - posted on 05/04/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




I have 2 kids on the autism spectrum, they both were normal babies that regressed after there vaccination (12 mth). Anyone else been in a similar situation? Or even heard of Dr Andrew Wakefield? I'd appreciate some honest feedback as I have had my 4th child and dont want the same thing to happen to him.

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Marissa - posted on 05/05/2010




It is normal to see the regression at the 12 month mark regardless of the innumizations or not. We vaccinated for everything and have one kid diagnosed on the spectrum and another we are in the process of diagnosing. We have a genetic syndrome that is the reason why our youngest is on the spectrum but I can tell you that he started showing signs well before his MMR shot was even given and it was given a bit late.

He didn't lift his head until a bit after 3 months, didn't sit until around 8 months, didn't crawl until around 11 months, didn't stand until 12 months, didn't cruise until around 13 months and started taking some steps around 15 months. He didn't walk well until 22 months. He was non-verbal until August.

Dawn - posted on 05/05/2010




please read both sides of this issue. For the record Dr Wakefield has been stripped of his license to practice. On the other side of the issue the FDA has admitted that some vaccines in PREDISPOSED children can cause autism like symptoms. My son had all his vaccines on schedule and is autistic , his cousin who is the same age had all of their vaccines also and is not autistic. There is some VERY strong research that indicates that genetics actually play a bigger role than anything else...

Tiffany - posted on 05/05/2010




I stopped vaccinating after my son regressed after his 12 month vaccinations (was normal up until that point). I have 2 younger children that aren't vaccinated and show no problems of autism.

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