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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By annawest
For MMR , I would give extra Vitamin A the day...

For MMR , I would give extra Vitamin A the day before and after, since Vitamin A is known to help recovery from measles. I would also give extra Vitamin C for at least a week following, since...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 2,259
Posted By annawest
I was 29 with my first baby, who was premature...

I was 29 with my first baby, who was premature and died shortly after birth. I was 30 with my second baby, and 33 with my third, who was just born 2 weeks ago. With things as they are, I think we...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-05-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By annawest
Well, he woke up this morning with a runny nose...

Well, he woke up this morning with a runny nose and sneezing. Doesn't look too bad, but I'm not going to chance it. I doubt we'll be able to reschedule before we go home, so I guess this is God's...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-05-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By annawest
and part of me feels like, he's such a healthy...

and part of me feels like, he's such a healthy and perfect child now, why "fix" what ain't broken? But I also couldn't forgive myself if he were to get tetanus.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-05-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By annawest
The DTaP is normally given as a series, but I...

The DTaP is normally given as a series, but I think a single dose is usually pretty effective in terms of the diptheria and tetanus protection, especially in an older baby/toddler. The tetanus is...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   07-05-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By annawest
Our son is 27 months and completely...

Our son is 27 months and completely unvaccinated. Tomorrow he is scheduled to have the DTaP vaccine. We decided to go ahead and get it because he is older now, because we are expecting a new baby...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-21-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By annawest
It's not a live vaccine, and we will be...

It's not a live vaccine, and we will be traveling a week after the shot. Too soon? I thought a week would be a good window, but I really don't know . . . I guess I don't feel comfortable either way.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-21-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By annawest
LO is supposed to receive one vax tomorrow. He...

LO is supposed to receive one vax tomorrow. He has a little cold, though. Nothing serious, his behavior is fine, but there's some congestion. Is it still okay to give the vax? I don't want to delay...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-19-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By annawest
Thanks for you feedback/perspective. I guess I...

Thanks for you feedback/perspective. I guess I should focus on the fact that ds always recovers on his own (we don't use Tylenol or anything) and that he doesn't run around chronically sick. (When...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-19-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By annawest
My 15 month old baby is completely unvaxed, and...

My 15 month old baby is completely unvaxed, and I keep reading other non-vaxing moms who talk about how their babies are never sick. That seems to be the norm. Well, my son has already had 1 bad...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-02-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By annawest
Thanks to you both for replying. I have been...

Thanks to you both for replying. I have been adding cod liver oil to his food several times a week, though not the fermented kind -- will have to look into that. And I think adding the egg yolk is a...
Forum: UK   05-01-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By annawest
Dh and I live in New York City (my hometown),...

Dh and I live in New York City (my hometown), but there is a real possibility we'll be moving to his hometown of Sheffield, or somewhere close by, in the next year or two. I love the area from what...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-01-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,664
Posted By annawest
It's junk food to me (in the same vein as any...

It's junk food to me (in the same vein as any processed, additive-laden food), but it's still food. Some things, like soda, candy, and chips, I don't even really think of as food at all.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-01-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By annawest
We've been giving our son goat's milk...

We've been giving our son goat's milk (pasteurized) since he turned 1. He also still nurses 2x/day. Goat's milk is easier to digest than cow's milk and has a protein profile more similar to human...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By annawest
My son is 13 months old. I still nurse him...

My son is 13 months old. I still nurse him morning and night, but I work full-time and have now stopped pumping, so he needs something else during the day. We don't do cow's milk, so I've been...
Forum: Women's Health   01-10-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By annawest
Thanks, Tanya. Do you know whether it's okay to...

Thanks, Tanya. Do you know whether it's okay to mix sodium ascorbate in with food or milk (as in, does it decrease potency or anything)?
Forum: Women's Health   01-09-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By annawest
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Women's Health   01-09-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By annawest
My 9-month-old son's been sick for almost a...

My 9-month-old son's been sick for almost a week--moderate fever, runny nose, terrible wet hacking cough, low energy, and restless sleep. The fever finally broke yesterday and his energy level and...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   09-21-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By annawest
I am in the same boat, with a 6-month-old...

I am in the same boat, with a 6-month-old unvaxed baby and living in Manhattan. So far, he is not in daycare (stays home with MIL during the day) but does go out daily, takes the subway and bus...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-30-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By annawest
My supply may have begun to drop recently, and...

My supply may have begun to drop recently, and I'm worried I might need to supplement with a bottle or two of formula per day once I return to work in a week (and will be pumping). It's the last...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-28-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By annawest
My ds has been "sleeping through the night," as...

My ds has been "sleeping through the night," as in 7-9 hours in a row, waking only once to nurse and then straight back down. But in the last few days he has regressed to what he was like before,...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-26-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By annawest
Hey there! I'm in Morningside Heights, too --...

Hey there! I'm in Morningside Heights, too -- just north of Columbia. Welcome to our wonderful neighborhood!

Our pediatrician is pro-vaccination but does not pressure parents at all. He is fine...
Forum: Women's Health   08-26-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By annawest
Thanks, Marnica! I appreciate all the...

Thanks, Marnica! I appreciate all the information. Just a couple of questions: Did you start your son on 1200 IU of Vit. D, or has his dose gradually increased? Also, what is SA?

And thanks for...
Forum: Women's Health   08-26-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By annawest
I'm sorry if this has been posted about before...

I'm sorry if this has been posted about before -- I did do a search but couldn't find any similar threads, so I hope you don't mind. Thanks in advance for any and all feedback!

I am a teacher and...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   05-05-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 49,179
Posted By annawest
John Lawrence born at 21.5 weeks on January...

John Lawrence
born at 21.5 weeks on January 12, 2008
died peacefully a few minutes later
1 lb., 10 inches
our firstborn, always loved

Losing Johnny was the most devastating and traumatic...
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