mbravebird---yes, you are right, and I have thought out all those issues. I have thought them out at length. Your response is also what I agree with....but for me, the answer (at least right now) is that I would not intentionally expose them. Now if they contract CP accidentally, well, so it goes. Not much I can do about that.
I'm about to get my titers drawn to see if I even had CP as a kid. I'm hoping I did so that if my kids DO get exposed, I don't get it! Now, I suppose that is very paradoxical of me, it really is. But anyway, that's all I feel comfortable doing at the moment.
Does anyone know if kids can be naturally immune to CP, because of the mother's immunity being passed on in the breastmilk? I mean, even if your child never had the CP, can they be immune? I've always wondered about this. Because our kids came into contact, close and extended contact, with a kid with ACTIVE CP, and I didn't know it until too late. None of them ever developed chicken pox from that exposure. At least not visibly, anyway, if it is even possible to have an invisible case of CP. Which was good, because I was in the first trimester of pregnancy at the time, and like I said, I don't know if I've had CP. I was also glad they didn't get it because they just would have felt lousy!
I live in mortal fear of CP, I'll admit it.
The name alone just makes my stomach turn.
Edited to add: oops, I just remembered this thread is about measles, not CP. Duh.