care to start that thread?! this is one that I am debating giving my daughter. She will be 2 in a month and a half.
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2/24/09 at 8:40pm
|For breastfeeding.... I have seen the studies but never asked myself if they were done in areas where Hib vaccination uptake was high. If not, it would sort of make sense that breastfeeding confers immunity through antibodies until the child is older and then natural exposure comes into play and most kids are able to handle the exposure. Or, maybe breastfeeding provides protection and still Hi colonized early on so the colonization part happened and the antibodies are present already to help deal with it. So when breastfeeding is stopped, the body has some exposure. But what if you take away the natural circulation of Hi and the colonization doesn't happen, even where babies are breastfeed (and unvaccinated)? This is the point I am at.
So, breastfeeding would be great if HI were still circulating at higher rates. Without the circulation, how short term or long term is the breastfeeding protection?
|But I dont' quite understannd how breastfeeding comes into the picture then. Would the mother have had to acquired natural immunity at some point to be able to pass along the antibodies to her baby? So would this only happen most likely in non-vaccinated communities? I wasn't vaxed for this, I lived in the pre-vaccine era, possibly have natural immunity? Do i need to get my titers checked to see if I am passing along the right antibodies to dd?|
|H influenza b (Hib): Paediatricians and pathologists
have long known that Hib disease in Asia is very
|Yet the thrust of
international research on Hib in India has been to
convince health planners that the problem was
unrecognized due to poor microbiological facilities..
|Not convinced, the
WHO undertook a large population based study.
This reported the incidence of Hib disease at nine
|With this funding, vaccine costs can
come close to zero, and countries are
persuaded to start the programme.
Funding is withdrawn after a couple of
years and nations are effectively lured
into a debt trap.
mamakay, I have alot of respect for your level headed knowledge of vaccines.
But to see you go "wow"... twice in one post certainly alarms me. This thread has been very illuminating for me.