My baby is due for his 2 month vaccinations (I don't know what to do)!!

Amy - posted on 04/04/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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How did you decide not to vaccinate? How did you know that is what was best for your baby? My 4 year old son only received his vaccines until he was 1 year old. He hasn't had any since and won't. But is it more dangerous for a newborn not to receive any vaccines?

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Robyn - posted on 04/05/2009

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I researched the diseases and the vaccines. One very helpful book was "What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You About Children's Vaccines" by Dr. Stephanie Cave. After research, I decided that the vaccines and their ingredients were more harmful than the possibility of any of the diseases. 



There was one exception - Hib, which is a type of meningitis that is only harmful to children under age 2. We started the series when Jack was 7 months old. Since then, I've learned more, and I'm not sure we'd do it again. Hib seems to be very effective against that one type of meningitis, but other types are on the rise. 



Most diseases simply aren't a threat in the US. Diphtheria - there hasn't been a case in the US since 2005. Polio - there hasn't been a wild case in the US since 1979. (There were cases of people getting polio from the vaccine, as the OPV was known to cause polio in some recipients.) Tetanus - not a threat to children at all. Pertussis - serious in those less than 6 months *but* the vaccine is only 59-80% effective anyway, and it's not even that effective until the series has been completed. Pertussis doesn't come in a vax by itself -  just with DTaP, which can be highly reactive. 



Rotavirus - the vaccine hasn't been around very long. Most babies who get it are fine - you just have to keep them hydrated. The last rotavirus vax killed more kids than the actual rotavirus had. Prevnar is also new, and, while it seems to be effective against the strains it's meant for, other strains are coming in to fill the void. 



Oh - and Hep B - completely bogus. Kids don't get it - it's an STD and needle-sharing disease. They vaccinate the kids because they're a captive audience. But, the protection probably disappears in 15-20 years, just when they might need it. 



But don't take my word for it. If you can read some books, check out some reputable links online, read about the diseases, look at the ingredients in the vaccines. 



For me, the instigating event was - I can't give my 8 week old baby cow's milk, but I can give him 6 diseases, plus all the preservatives, including aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, etc.? 



Anyway, I hope this helps!

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Cyd - posted on 04/05/2009

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I as well did a lot of research. I am breastfeeding and my daughter has a very healthy immune system. She is 8 months old and she has never had a fever or any other problems. I am more skeptical about her getting vaccinated then not. I also have several mom friends that have chosen not to vaccinate and they all have success stories. The hardest thing for me has been finding a supportive pediatrician. I wish you the best in your decisions

Janice - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Amy:

My baby is due for his 2 month vaccinations (I don't know what to do)!!

How did you decide not to vaccinate? How did you know that is what was best for your baby? My 4 year old son only received his vaccines until he was 1 year old. He hasn't had any since and won't. But is it more dangerous for a newborn not to receive any vaccines?


If you are breast feeding your child is protected. I think it is best to wait to vaccinate your child until they have built up an immune system and not give all vaccinations at the same time, but on the other hand I never vaccinated my daughter who is now 19yrs , I only made this decision through massive amounts of research, I think everyone should do their own research so that you know you have made the right decision, I know I have. I am also a trained nurse, that doesn't mean I know best, it just means I know both sides,and I do not think there is enough research done on vaccinations and that it is all about power and money from pharmaceutical companies etc ????????? Once you make your decision, know that it is the right one in your heart because if you choose not to you will be questioned by everyone all the time about your decision. Alot of my friends have vaccinated their children because it was easy to make that decision and not research and they have faith in the medical profession. Do you ? Goodluck.I don't kow what country you are in but  in Australia we have support groups where you can get info. www.avn.org.au

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