Hello all you wonderful mommies out there!!
I need your reassurance if possible and most definitely all your opinions and critisism.
I have always been a very "natural" person, studying homeopathic medicine, living an organic lifestyle and raising my daughter in a manner that i would consider natural.
My daughter had her first 2 vaccinations, at birth and at 2 months...i fell under pressure and i deeply regret it, from that point on i made the bold decision not vaccinate any further (she is now 16 months) and to not vaccinate any future children. My mother is supportive of my decision, my husband isnt saying very much and of course all of my mommy friends, health nurses and doctors are giving me the in and outs and evil glares...
Basically i have spent hours, days pouring over information on the internet, and i find myself questioning my choices and and unable to make a decision. I come from a small town and i dont know a single person who lives the naturopathic lifestyle i have chosen and i dont know a single person who has decided not to vaccinate!
Do you think im doing the right thing? and if you do can you tell me why!? Does anyone have any good resources on why we shouldnt vaccinate our beautiful children!?
Also, my wee one wasnt sick a day until the last 2 months, she has had 3 very bad viruses in 2 months, they all happened coincedently after a play visit with her friends! I have her on vitamin c, multi vitamin, probiotics, omega and salba supplement, she is still breastfeeding almost every 3hrs and when she does eat table food its always vegetables, fuit and proteins and gluten free grains.
I feel like im doing things right but when she gets sick like this i question how strong her immune system is...maybe she has a weak immune system and maybe i should vaccinate for this reason? BLAH im so confused, this is definitely the hardest thing about parenting and when you have no one really on your side and every pointing their fingers it makes things so much harder.
Ok, well thanks mommies, i hope to hear that im doing the right thing, but if you dont think i am please do tell, and if you have any suggestions as to why she keeps getting sick please do tell!
i dont want to take her to the doctors because he keeps wanting her on antibiotics, so far i have her on the above, along with electrolytes, green food ecchinacea and GSE!
thanks! and happy holidays