Well we started off vaxxing DD but stopped after her 4mo round bc of the reactions she was having. She's 2 now, and while she's always been pretty darn healthy in term of fighting off illness, she's had some food/digestive issues that we've been working through for over a year and are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I would certainly never vax her again (even our ND highly pushed for that and really helped me to finalize my own decision) and with her hopefully starting pre-school next fall, and me hopefully getting my issues resolved, we'll think about having more. So even with her being in school and exposed to what have you, I wouldn't even hesitate to say no to vaxxing any future kiddos. Having been on the reaction side of things, and knowing it was something I absolutely could have prevented by not vaxxing, whereas the diseases themselves are fairly low risk in terms of likelihood of getting them...I've done my fair share of kicking myself in the rear for that. Also, DH works as a firefighter/EMT in the city here and gets exposed to plenty of nastiness (TB is constantly circulating the hospitals, so I guess in that respect maybe we are more likely to be exposed to diseases than most!) BUT...even when DD was an infant it still never bothered me or kept me up at night. We do what we can to support our immune systems with good food and supplements and sort of let it be. Between the 3 of us, DD is by far the healthiest and always the first to kick any cold that passes through. She's still nursing, so that totally helps her and probably drains me just a bit thus I take a day or two longer than her, and DH, well, I still have to hide the Nyquil and force my "crunchiness" on him and since he's not as vigilant he suffers longer. Whooping cough and tetanus would be at the bottom of my worry list though.
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Non vaxer contemplating vaccination - Page 2post #21 of 5012/1/13 at 6:28pmpost #22 of 5012/1/13 at 7:52pm
If it makes you feel any better, my son had all the vaccinations. He was born in 2002, so probably not as many vaccines as babies born today, but still a lot. In any case, he got croup pretty bad. He stopped breathing, and we took him to the ER. So, vaccinated or not, you can get croup. He always got croup after that. He hasn't had it in a couple of years but he is 10 now. He has asthma now. I think his troubles all began when he had RSV as an infant. He may have had it twice, back to back at age 4 mos and 6 mos. They didn't test him the second time, because it is invasive (swab up the nose).
My daughter was a premie, and I had a choice to do monthly RSV vaccines for 6 months when she was born. I chose to do it. I did decline some other vaccines, like rodovirus and I also occasionally skip flu shots. The good news is, my daughter has no respiratory issues. I am glad I chose to vaccinate for RSV. I can't imagine what that virus would do to a premie, after what it did to my son. He was never the same...even his 6 yr molars came in soft and decayed. They say that happens when your baby is sick when those teeth are forming under the gums. In this case, it was 0-6 mos...right when he had RSV.post #23 of 5012/2/13 at 10:59am
I had Pertussis when I was 5 and I was fully vaccinated. I was not, however, breastfed. I truly believe that breastfeeding until the minimum age of 2 (as recommended in the Dr. Sears Vaccine Book) is key to not worrying about illnesses in our babies and kids. It's not a magic bullet, but it is the best way to build natural immunity for our small fry. Not only does it make getting illnesses less likely, but it also improves outcomes and recovery when kids do get sick.
If I lived on a cow farm and was in the habit of leaving pitchforks tines up, I might consider Tetnus shots. But I don't :)
Have faith, mama :) Please don't let fears take you down a path you aren't comfortable walking.post #24 of 5012/2/13 at 12:05pm
FWIW,Ds1(6)apparently stepped on something last summer and ended up in the hospital with STAPH.Long story short,I didn't see a wound thus didn't clean it and he didn't get tetanus.He has only had 2 hepb vaxes.
I worry 2 but know that breastfeeding helps and we homeschool.When it comes down to it,I feel better NOT vaxing.post #25 of 5012/2/13 at 12:36pmThread Starterpost #26 of 5012/3/13 at 12:05pmpost #27 of 5012/3/13 at 12:31pmThread Starterpost #28 of 5012/3/13 at 12:33pmpost #29 of 5012/3/13 at 12:36pmThread Starterpost #30 of 5012/3/13 at 12:37pmThread Starterpost #31 of 5012/3/13 at 12:58pmI cannot stand when people who are not genuine members of this community post their propaganda as if we really want to be spammed by them. Has nothing to do with the content and whether or not I agree with it, I just really prefer if the posts I read on threads that I follow are written by people who regularly (or sometimes, or ever!) contribute to this online community. Not from people who have a post count of one.post #32 of 5012/3/13 at 2:09pmpost #33 of 5012/3/13 at 5:14pmpost #34 of 5012/6/13 at 2:01pmpost #35 of 5012/6/13 at 2:53pmThread Starterpost #36 of 5012/6/13 at 9:25pmpost #37 of 501/28/14 at 8:03ampost #38 of 501/28/14 at 11:33amThread StarterIpost #39 of 501/28/14 at 12:12pmQuote:Originally Posted by apeydef
I have read that about Australia stopping cocooning . If you go in the internet and search Australia and cocooning a ton of articles come up. I also read a study about some gorillas being give dtap vaccine and then whooping cough being introduced to them. They still spread it to other gorillas who were not vaccinated even though they showed no symptoms of having whooping cough. So anyhow that was interesting to me. The study suggests that they still were carriers of the disease. Did anyone else read this one?
It was a study in baboons, and it has been discussed on this board. The fully study isn't open access unfortunately. Mercola has probably the most comprehensive write-up on it.
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