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IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE THREAD, RECAPS ON PAGES 22, 24, 26 and 29

Please feel free to quote from other sources such as mainstream parenting boards, family and friends.


Here's quotes from pediatricians at my former practice:

"You'd better stay away from the mall."

"You'll have to bring the baby before visiting hours so that you don't put any of my patients at risk."



Here's a common remark from parents IRL: "My pediatrician said they took mercury out of the MMR, so it's safe now."


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My Ped didn't give me any scaremongering. I was simply told to vax or get out. No discussion what so ever. :
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My Ped didn't give me any scaremongering. I was simply told to vax or get out. No discussion what so ever. :

"Vax or get out" certainly sounds like a scare tactic to me, no matter how it's phrased. You'd be surprised how many parents cave after that sort of comment unfortunately.
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I was very lucky. My peds didn't AGREE with me on the vax issue, but they respected my choice to delay vaccination until after age 2. The vaccine recomendations were repeated to me at each WBV, which got annoying, but I didn't get any stupidity such as "don't expose your child to our other patients."

I'm not sure how they would have reacted if I'd chosen not to vaccinate at all. I'm also not sure how they would have reacted if my extended family hadn't been with this practice for over 30 years. First my brothers and I, then my cousins were born before we outgrew the ped, then I returned to NY with my 2 kids (my cousins are 11 and 17 and still go there,) so by the time DS was born we were REALLY established with that practice! I've been there longer than many of the current doctors!

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"Babies NEED ALL of the vaccines on the recommended schedule."

"Breastfeeding does not protect you child against these diseases."

"There is an outbreak of pertussis less than 2 hours from here, so even if you get no other ones today, I highly recommend you get her at least this one."

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when i asked one of the peds in the practice about formaldehyde, she said she didnt know there was any in there.

l, <>< wife to my sweetie, proud mama to 3 cubs, 2 who clw & 1 that i i ep for . baby was evicted early by induction due to severe pre-e/hellp syndrome
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At my babe's 2 week appointment, my first ped told me that a newborn's immune system is the strongest the first six months and needed vaccines to make it even stronger, but I didn't believe her and went elsewhere.

The second told me that the diseases are still out there killing people and the only protection is vaccination. I haven't been back since my son's 4 month appointment, so I don't know how her attitude might have changed as I told her I was still researching. I was still uncomfortable with it all at that time, but now know bringing my healthy, breastfed baby there is pointless.
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"I've seen babies LOSE LIMBS because they got chicken pox. Its a very important vaccine to get"

"There are no studies showing long term negative effects from vaccines." uh, yeah. Could that be because there are no long term studies? lol When I said something like that, she said I was right.

She said that the 3rd dose of HIB only offered a few months of protection- but the 4th dose gave longterm protection (didn't really say that. More like she implied it)

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My Ped didn't give me any scaremongering. I was simply told to vax or get out. No discussion what so ever. :
Wait--weren't you the one who wrote that great letter to your ped? And she "fired" you?

(Forgive me if I have you confused with someone else )

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From my ped:

There's no more mercury in vaccines than there is in a can of tuna.

You're not thinking that vaccines caused your son's autism, are you?

But we've managed to eradicate so many deadly diseases.

I'll admit, a Hep B vax is probably not necessary - and most people don't need a flu shot. But diptheria and pertussis, definitely!

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Wait--weren't you the one who wrote that great letter to your ped? And she "fired" you?

(Forgive me if I have you confused with someone else )
That was a different ani.
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=letter+friend

I wonder whatever happened with that?
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Wait--weren't you the one who wrote that great letter to your ped? And she "fired" you?

(Forgive me if I have you confused with someone else )
Nope that wasn't me. At my daughters two week appointment I was given a letter saying if I didn't plan to vax I should find a different doctor before my next visit as they have collectively decided that they will no longer see patients who break the trust shared between the doctor and the patient. And by not following their recommendations you are saying you don't trust them therefore go away. Or something to that effect. I had already been with the practice for 5 years and it pissed me off but I never went back after that. (well actually once because my older daughter broke her hand and the new doc wouldn't see her because SHE hadn't been seen there yet even though everyone else had. : )
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From my ped:

There's no more mercury in vaccines than there is in a can of tuna.
And I don't freaking eat tuna either. Or any fish for that matter because I don't trust the FDA actually knows what it is talking about. :
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Here's my all-time favorite:

When I asked our pedi for medical journal articles on the subject--"You wouldn't understand what they're talking about." Hmmmm---last time I checked, I was literate : .
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ghlight=doctor

"The state mandates vaccinations..."

"People that don't vaccinate can have their children taken away from them..."
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"A rash, fever and extreme irritability 10 days after an MMR shot? No, couldn't be related to the vaccine. Must just be a virus." (Rash, fever and fussiness 10 -14 days afterward is actually one of the most common side effects of the MMR vaccine)
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I just got back from a seminar and they now recommend that kids should be sick when they get their vaccines. It makes their immune system work harder and gives better immunity."

It's better for a child to be on antibiotics when they recieve shots.

Do you want your child to die of the measles ? If not , get this shot.

By not vaccinating you are putting the entire population at risk

Children are like cars. They need regular tune ups and additives to make them run right.
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At the ER after dd's birth it was stressed," You know by declining the hepatitis B vaccine your child could DIE?!?!!" Ofcourse they said that after each thing I declined.
An previous ped said I would have to get her the vaccines to get into school.
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"I'm concerned about you delaying your son's DTaP shot until after 4months. If anyone in your family gets a cough, I really think you should come in and get it!"

And just the general "Your sources aren't reliable" and "There's no risk involved with getting vaccinations".

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From my ped:

There's no more mercury in vaccines than there is in a can of tuna.

yeah we eat tuna giving the body atleast the benefit of the liver and kidneys ... you'd think a ped would know that, oh wait they don't know much about nutrition

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It's immoral to not get vaccines and expose your child to dangerous diseases.

Said in response to my flat, firm "we are religiously opposed to vaccinations" stance.
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My oldest dd's first pediatrician told me that "recent studies have shown that a baby can get 10,000 shots in one day and their bodies can handle it." Unfortunately, I believed her and let her vax my baby for nearly a year.
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My oldest dd's first pediatrician told me that "recent studies have shown that a baby can get 10,000 shots in one day and their bodies can handle it." Unfortunately, I believed her and let her vax my baby for nearly a year.
I would LOVE to know where she thinks they'd get that kind of data?!
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I would LOVE to know where she thinks they'd get that kind of data?!
From our very own CDC/Merck mouthpiece, Dr. Paul Offit: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/25/3606_1147
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At the ER after dd's birth it was stressed," You know by declining the hepatitis B vaccine your child could DIE?!?!!"
Because your days-old baby is going to be sharing needles with drug addicts and having unprotected sex?


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From our very own CDC/Merck mouthpiece, Dr. Paul Offit: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/25/3606_1147
Oooh! The arrogance and misinformation just make me want to :Puke
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After expressing my concerns about a family history of seizures following the DTP, my doctor spoke to an infectious disease doctor and asked about the possibility of my son having a seizure following the DTaP...he told her it was a 0% chance. He should really let the drug manufacturer know cause I'm sure they'd love to change their package insert which clearly states the risks of neurological reactions including seizures.
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"It's against the law not to vaccinate."

"I'm going to have to talk to the Health Department to see what I need to do in your situation."

"He'll get sick if you don't vaccinate."

"He'll get others sick if you don't vaccinate."

"If you won't vaccinate, then you cannot be apart of this practice anymore--it's too much of a risk for our other patients."
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"You're fortunate to never have seen these diseases. I've seen them. Babies die from Diptheria and Pertussis"

"Don't you trust me?"

"I've been in practice for 25 years and I've never seen a negative vaccine reaction other than a fever"

"There's no Mercury in our vaccines."

...We obviously left that practice!!
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From our very own CDC/Merck mouthpiece, Dr. Paul Offit: http://www.webmd.com/content/article/25/3606_1147
That link is ridiculous

I love how the pp's ped referred to that as "recent studies" :
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