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Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-31-2015, 01:54 PM
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Posted By annawest
It was the first MMR, so I was nervous. Really...

It was the first MMR, so I was nervous. Really nervous.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-22-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,103
Posted By annawest
Just a post to note that my daughter had MMR with...

Just a post to note that my daughter had MMR with no problems. No reaction at all, in fact, not even a slight fever. She's now past the window of time for reactions to occur.
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-22-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,103
Posted By annawest
My son has also been sick less often since he was...

My son has also been sick less often since he was vaccinated. I think it's mainly because he's already been exposed to so much in school, so I'm not trying to say vaccines made him healthier. But as...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   10-03-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By annawest
I have to make the same decision for my...

I have to make the same decision for my 3-year-old, who has to have a flu vaccine by the end of December for preschool. I had assumed the mist was better until I saw some scary theories and anecdotes...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-30-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By annawest
You're welcome! I know how stressful this...

You're welcome! I know how stressful this decision-making can be. I have spent hours and hours trying to figure out every way possible to reduce the risk of reactions, including researching whether...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-30-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By annawest
Yes, it definitely exists

A single polio vaccine definitely exists, and I'm pretty sure it's widely available. At least, my mainstream pediatrician carries it, and both of my children have recently had it (within the last few...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,103
Posted By annawest
Yes, any links to reassuring studies are always...

Yes, any links to reassuring studies are always appreciated. Please do share. I wouldn't say I'm truly scared of vaccines anymore (like I once was), but I'm wary, if you know what I mean. It's not...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-28-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,103
Posted By annawest
I had and still have the same feeling, as I am in...

I had and still have the same feeling, as I am in the process of getting my kids vaccinated for school. My son still has to have MMR and Varicella. My daughter just had MMR, still has to have...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-27-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By annawest
For me, it was because the risk/benefit ratio...

For me, it was because the risk/benefit ratio seemed different for different vaccines. Some vaccines have a better safety profile than others, and some diseases are not that scary or dangerous....
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By annawest
I recently vaccinated my son (then age 5), who...

I recently vaccinated my son (then age 5), who was unvaccinated except for one combo vaccine at age 2.

From my research, I decided to go with Daptacel (instead of Infanrix) for DTaP, since it is...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-27-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,103
Posted By annawest
We delayed vaccines a lot, but my son (age 6) has...

We delayed vaccines a lot, but my son (age 6) has now had 4 doses of DTaP, 3 Polio, 3 Hep. B, and 1 Hib, with no ill effects apart from occasional sore arm and very fleeting, low fever. He had some...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   05-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
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: 2,735
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: 2,890
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: 2,890
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: 2,890
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: 2,890
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: 943
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: 943
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: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-02-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
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: 865
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: 3,205
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: 1,542
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: 1,757
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: 1,559
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)?
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