I know I should have begun to collect this information long before my DS was born. Tomorrow he will be 2 months old and in 12 days, he will have his 2 month checkup. Dr. told us to "think about shots" last time we were there because that is what is begun at 2 months. I stopped vaccinating my DD after about age 2 and she is 7 now, that was with a different father. My new husband doesn't know anything about vaccine danger, (not to say that in a negative way, he would want to know, if given the information) and so he's not too afraid to begin vaccinating. We both agreed that for now we would just tell the Dr. that we want to "put it off" until later. In the meantime, I've got to get busy gathering information and creating my opinion. My gut for years now has told me that vaccination is not what we're told it is, but I just don't have the proof. Of course I do know about thimerasol (My eyes used to swell up when in the past it was the preservative in my contact lense solution) and all of the recent studies. I just read the safeminds review of the Danish study this evening. I am also keenly aware of the big-business, money-making aspect of pharmaceutical companies. That is the main reason I know that there are huge truths being hidden about vaccination. Ok, I'm rambling, but I just want you all to get an idea of where I'm coming from. We're a veg. family, eat as much organic as possible, no chem-lawn ever (love dandelions and purple-blooming creeping charlie in the spring). I breastfed my daughter til age 2 1/2 and will BF my DS as long as he wants as well.
Hilary and Goodpapa, I liked what you had to say in another thread here. I like the proof (graphs and stats) and what also seems to be your intuitive escape from mainstream thought. Anyone, please, if you can, give me a crash course and some direction.
Oh, one last thing, I have the Mothering book "Vaccination, the Issue of our Times". It is not up-to-date (copyright 1997) and doesn't have anything in it about Hepatitis B, which is the shot DS should be getting this month.