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post #21 of 43
We are waiting until 2. And not doing well baby visits. DD was fully vaxed on schedule. DS had regulr vaxes at 2 nand 4 months, then not until 9 months b/c of my concerns and then we waited until he was 2. I didn't think out my plan well enough for his 2 year visit and ended up allowing them to complete his vaxing. I wish I had thought about it more and spaced them out or was more selective or something.

Thinking about it all just makes my head spin. :

Christa
post #22 of 43
We're waiting until at least a year...other than that I'm in the same brain-exploding boat as the rest of you.

I've already ruled out a whole lot of vaxes as just not happening but I'm still trying to hash out a schedule for the rest. This is where I really wish I could find an open-minded pedi to discuss the details with, but that's never going to happen.
post #23 of 43
I don't want to at all - I want the choice to be left to ds when he's old enough, but DH isn't sure about it. He needs to do some more research of his own. A few people have asked and for now I just say we're waiting for at least a year because he's fine doing that.
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by Friday13th View Post
This is where I really wish I could find an open-minded pedi to discuss the details with, but that's never going to happen.
want my FP's name? she's about 5 minutes away from the midwives' office. during my interview w/her, i said that i was not sure what i wanted to do about vaxes, but i wanted a doc who would be open-minded. she told me that it's totally up to me - she supports a del/sel schedule for sure and is happy when parents learn about this kind of stuff. she said she has patients who vax according to CDC, do a delayed and/or selective schedule, and who don't vax at all. she said that while she doesn't necessarily encourage non-vaxing, she feels it's completely up to the parent. she also told me that she wanted me to know that her non-vaxed patients are healthy and doing great, in case i go that route.

eta: actually i guess i should just PM you. =)
post #25 of 43
We aren't doing any.
post #26 of 43
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Originally Posted by MmeMuffin View Post
want my FP's name? she's about 5 minutes away from the midwives' office. during my interview w/her, i said that i was not sure what i wanted to do about vaxes, but i wanted a doc who would be open-minded. she told me that it's totally up to me - she supports a del/sel schedule for sure and is happy when parents learn about this kind of stuff. she said she has patients who vax according to CDC, do a delayed and/or selective schedule, and who don't vax at all. she said that while she doesn't necessarily encourage non-vaxing, she feels it's completely up to the parent. she also told me that she wanted me to know that her non-vaxed patients are healthy and doing great, in case i go that route.
I envy you that you have a ped that is like that. I just went to my ped today and got a whole lecture on how dangerous it is to not vaccinate an infant
post #27 of 43
i found her on my tribal area, and i'm so thankful. the pedi i was thinking about going with was "okay" with a parent's "irresponsible" decision not to vax, but there was so much pressure and i was really hoping i'd find someone better. i love this doc! you might find more vax-friendly doc info on your tribal area...
post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by MmeMuffin View Post
the pedi i was thinking about going with was "okay" with a parent's "irresponsible" decision not to vax, but there was so much pressure and i was really hoping i'd find someone better.
This was totally my family doc. Today we had our first appt with a new doc we found on the tribal area here and they are much better about us not doing vaxes.
post #29 of 43
I dont vaccinate.

I would say "When in doubt, skip it."

You can always go back and do it if you decide to.

You cannot undo a vax. IMO, It only takes one shot to cause an injury. (And its not always the "MMR")
post #30 of 43
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Originally Posted by ghuaghua View Post
We don't vaccinate. When I had my first child I said I would wait two years to research and decide. When that time came I was more than convinced that she shouldn't be vaccinated at all. It definitely helped me to talk to people I know who don't vaccinate.
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No vaxing here
post #31 of 43
none till 2.. then i'll come up with a new argument then...
post #32 of 43
We do most vaccines, some of them delayed. Personally I am not comfortable with my baby being left suceptible to things like Hib and pertussis, but I support a mother making the choice she feels is best for her children.
post #33 of 43
selective an delayed
post #34 of 43
We do not vax at all.

My kids were until I found out they can NOT actually call DCFS on you and take your kids away. Then my friend's ~6mo died of SIDS 2 days after her shots. Dh used to work in pharma, so he fully supports not vaccinating. Almost noone he worked with did (those with kids did not vax, the rest he didn't know other than his boss who also did not vax)

And as far as pertussis goes, the time when they are most vulnerable they aren't really protected by the shots anyways. Look at the schedule. That seems quite useless. We had pertussis last year.
post #35 of 43
None for us, either.
post #36 of 43
still undecided here also with brain exploding thinking about it. probably going to wait until at least 6 months and then selectively...we'll see when the time comes.

mmemuffin...pming you for the name of that ped!
post #37 of 43
You know, DH and I have been talking the vaccination thing over and over lately. We'd said we'd reconsider when A-L was 2. And we've been doing that the past seven months. Everytime we decide "okay, we'll do these two vaccines" (DTaP and Hib) we start to do more research on them, we start to think maybe we shouldn't yet again. And our research is really biased TOWARDS vaccines- we use the package inserts from the vaccines themselves, the webmd.com and cdc websites, etc.

And, this is totally non-scientific and anecdotal (sp?), but....Anna-Lee is absolutely the healthiest child I know. Sure, she's been sick (I'm convinced that the 8 week bad cough she had from Oct-Dec 06 was pertussis. I was told it couldn't be because she never turned blue/threw up from coughing and it was just a cold, but later found out that not all children, especially BF ones, get it so bad that they do this.). But she's never had an ear infection, and 9 times out of 10 she's back to normal in a day or two.

Is she this way because of her non-vaxed status? Or would she be this healthy as a fully vaxed child? I don't know. But I do know I don't want to do anything to mess with her obviously strong immune system (and she's around school age kids pretty much everyday and goes to the play area at the local mall about once a week, so it's not isolation keeping her healthy!). And for me, right now, that means not vaccinating. Plus I've recently read studies about a causal link between the Hib vax and diabetes, and since it runs on both sides of my family...it's not something I want to risk.
post #38 of 43
Delaying til 2 (I think??) and then we'll decide. I'm doing my research and am just about ready to throw up my hands in desperation.
I think my burning question right now is - are there any vax's that CANNOT be given if we don't give them w/in a certain time period? Anyone have a quick answer on that?
post #39 of 43
I believe the rotavirus vaccine can only be given in the first 32 weeks, but I dont think it is a requred one...yet.
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by dionnakay View Post
Delaying til 2 (I think??) and then we'll decide. I'm doing my research and am just about ready to throw up my hands in desperation.
I think my burning question right now is - are there any vax's that CANNOT be given if we don't give them w/in a certain time period? Anyone have a quick answer on that?
I know what you mean. I have been researching for so long and I still feel like an idiot who knows NOTHING.

I dont have an answer to your question. Sorry.
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