Um...what about the obvious elephant in the room? I always follow the money. Insurane wont pay for circumsision? No medical reason to do it on a grand scale. Bedsharing is tantamount to putting baby to bed with a knife? Juvenile Furniture Association lobbyists. Pump your baby up with 20+vaccines in their first year of life DESPITE the fact that there is a governmental Vaccine Injury Fund that pays out the butt every year? Pharma lobbyists.
Nope. My baby is no one's guinea pig, and frankly, as long as I am EBF, or at the very least BF and not living in a third world country (anymore, I did for more than half of my life), he's going to remain unpoked. Honestly. Where are the vaccines for AIDS and cancers (please spare me the science here people, I'm a sleep deprived new mom and frankly don't really care)?
I may chose to selectively vax as he gets older, maybe HepB as a preteen or something...not sure yet. But as a NB? Cray cray.
Follow the money folks. It will tell you more than anything else. I mean, if herd immunity were a reality, wouldn't pertussis be good and dead by now?
Now, as a caviat, if I were exclusively formula feeding and/or baby spent time in a daycare my opinion might be different. But luckily for me neither of those things are true for my family,