I'm 19 weeks pregnant with our third son and at high-risk to deliver prematurely. We have two older boys who will be about 2 and 4 when the baby is due.
My question is whether any of you have considered doing something different as far as vaccines for your older kids when you knew you had a premie on the way?
With our older son, we vaccinated him slowly and avoided several vaccines like chicken pox. With our younger son, we have barely started with vaccines. He was a premie and has been sick very frequently.
I will do everything I can to breastfeed our third son, but the older boys will be in school or daycare (church and the gym) 6-10 hours a week. Also, in our circle of friends there are many families that do not vaccinate so we can't count on herd immunity. If we were not having another child, I think I would not go back and vaccinate our younger son for the diseases that are mostly a big deal that first year. But knowing that we will have a little baby in the house this year, I'm wondering if we should go back and catch up.
We would also like to be able to spread out vaccines for the new baby, but that means we need to get through his first winter. Thoughts?