I allowed my DD to have the DTap (her 1st set) at 3m even though every cell in my body said not to do it. Where that feeling came from I do not know. I basically have grown up in a pro-vax, pro-drug, pro-whatever the doctor says environment. I caved and let it happen thinking I could just get past it. Fortunately my DD who is 13m is fine now. Do I think she experienced a reaction. You bet. Before the fax she had begun to smile, laugh, connect with our eyes, respond to us. After the Dtap she went vacant, no smiling, zero connection. She cried, and cried and fussed on and off for a week like she had never done before or since (luckily). She also - and at first I thought I must be imaginging it until my sister saw it - had these weird head shakes. Like a tremor that would happen here and there - so creepy and scary. Lastly nasty, bad excema appeared about 2 weeks later and we still battle it to this day. 'She came back' slowly after about a month and a half. Slowly though and today she is a happy smiley girl Phew. Anyway, needless to say, no more vax for us. Ever since though I have just been on this driven mission to research vaccines, disease, nutrition etc... I find these boards incredibly rich in resources, personal knowledge etc...
I am stuck though. We still do see our family doctor as she is fine with us not vaccing and I do appreciate that she is open minded about the whole thing. She does believe it's a personal choice and I think that is very rare to find in conventional doctors these days. We have seen both a nutritionist and a homeopath at different times for immune building and general nutrition plans. However, I just didn't really 'click' with either of them. Neither of them had any first hand experience with unvacced kids and helping them through illnesses or diseases that they might acquire. Of course I would hope that I could handle whatever may come but I would really appreciate the guidance of someone with that experience if the need arose.
So my question is (sorry this is so long) what and who should I be looking for - Homeopath(y) or Naturopath(y)? What are the questions and qualifications that might help me source this out. I guess I specifically want the guidance in the whole no-vacc area and how to treat disease. It can be very expensive (as I have found out) when you are just stabbing around hoping that you have found the right person.
DD currently is on a homeopathic 'plan' for immune building in place of the vacc. We really try to feed her organic, healthy things as best we can. She is about to enter a large daycare facility which we have really researched and do like but of course she will be exposed to all sorts of bacteria for good or bad. Ugg. I can't help it but I am nervous of a couple of things still. Tetanus (even though I know its rare) only because she always has open cuts because of her excema and menengitis because our neighbours son nearly died from it a month ago (10m) but miraculously made it through (I should mention he has had every vacc out there for his age).
Anyway, I would greatly appreciate any info or direction on searching for a naturopath or homeopath that you would have to offer as I feel like I am swimming upstream a little in this area.