Peds doctor and vaccinations

Erica - posted on 11/04/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a younger mom (24) with a beautiful 10.5 month old daughter. I have done quite a bit of research in vaccinations and I won't do a lot of them and I won't do more than one a time. This being said, my daughter's doc is downright rude to me about it. Am I the only one who is constantly having a war about this with their child's doctor?
I just feel like I am the parent and I have made it VERY clear how I feel about this and its not like I am not doing any. I am just choosing to do them very slowly and one a time. I feel incredibly beat up every time I leave a well child check-up and just would like to know if this is just me.

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Michelle Carpenter - posted on 11/04/2010

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I would look for another ped. I have a ped who is fabulous about the vaccine issue (I don't vax til they are over 2 yrs old and then 1 at a time)...but we moved to WI for a while and I had a ped call me at home to argue with me over my choices...I never went to her again. I would do what feels right for you. Not every ped is like that. Good luck

Amy - posted on 11/04/2010

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My dr has no problem splitting them up, but my IDE are getting all of their vaccinations, I don't see any reason not too. My suggestion is to find another dr but you should probably interview multiple drs and ask questions around the issues that are important to you.

Rachel - posted on 11/04/2010

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if you can find another doctor that will actually respect your choices do that. Keep to what you want and dont' let your dr convince you otherwise.

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