Stress reaction may help vaccines work better - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 05-20-2013, 05:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
prosciencemum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,678
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)

Interesting article in Science American reporting on a study which suggests cortisol may help the immune system work better - so if your children are stressed during their shots that might be a good thing:

 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/brainwaves/2013/05/20/why-feeling-anxious-about-a-vaccine-makes-it-more-effective-and-other-benefits-of-short-term-stress/

 

Personally even though I can read this and understand the science my Mom brain would still like my kids to be as little stressed as possible for their shots.... interesting though.


Mother of two living in UK. Daughter (2007) born in USA, son (2010) born here. I'm pro natural birth, midwife care, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing and a keen advocate of cloth diapering. I'm a full time working research scientist (physical sciences) and I'm pro-vaccine.

prosciencemum is online now  
#2 of 2 Old 05-20-2013, 12:56 PM
 
dauphinette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: lalaland
Posts: 406
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

That is interesting, kind of crappy for us as my little one is never upset over a shot.  She is five and has only had 4 injections in her life, but she never cries or freaks out. 

dauphinette is offline  
Reply

Tags
Selective Vaccination , Delayed Vaccination

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off