1st post. Here's the situation -
Working parents. We found a very reasonably priced child care taker. Raised 2 children of her own and will be 1 on 1 with our child. There are a few issues though that cause us some hesitation.
1. She has a strong belief that children need to be exposed...
My almost one-year-old unvaxxed daughter developed a wet cough and cold (runny nose, red eyes) in the afternoon on Monday with a low grade fever. We did a hot bath, bone broth, onion poultice, and nursed a ton. The cough and runny nose have stayed and this evening it was sounding worse...
<p>The title says it all. Do you think you should vax to promote herd immunity? </p>
<p>If so, why? If not - why not?</p>
<p>Does this differ from vax to vax?</p>
<p>I have to go now (work and kids - dontcha ya know) but will chime in later.</p>
<p>My older two children attend a state VA and I'm in the process of tranferring them to a different state VA. Their current VA (AZVA) did not request vaccination records but the new one does require them. Odd as both are publicly funded and consider AZ public...
<p>Hi, my nephew is 3.5 now and has been having seizures since he was 9 months old. He sees a neurologist every 6 months to be checked out. The neurologist can't find anything wrong with him, tests always come back normal. His anti-seizure medications pretty much control them, but he still...
<p>I have a 5 month old son. He has had one DTaP at 4 months. We are moving to Qatar in 6 weeks. What should I do? My orginal plan was alternating between Dtap and IPV every other month till he got 3 of each. Now I am wondering. </p>
<p>I live in the Bay Area in California. This article was in today's local paper:</p>
<p><a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_17919931?source=rss&nclick_check=1" target="_blank">http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_17919931?source=rss&nclick_check=1</a></p>
<p>My baby is 15 months old, what would be a recommended schedule and which vaccines to give? We live in QC.</p>
<p>I don't get on-line more than once in 2 weeks, so don't have time to research anymore.</p>
<p>Also, my 3 yr. old had the first dose of MMR, and I never gave the second...
This list is a compilation of books suggested by MDC members:
The Cutter Incident , Paul Offit
Don't Vaccinate Before You Educate , Mayer Eisenstein
Evidence of Harm , David Kirby
How To Raise A Healthy Child ... Inspite Of Your Doctor , Robert S. Mendelsohn
<p>From what I've read on the net, breastfeeding helps prevent a lot of diseases in babies, except pertussis. :( My husband has a horrible cough- how likely is it that it is pertussis (btw he doesn't have insurance although our kids do so won't go get checked out)??? I live in Maryland and...
<p>My boys' high school said they're requiring proof of a pertussis booster given at or after the 10th birthday-for incoming students 2011-12-so in this next school year. (according to a new bill in CA requiring this). </p>
<p>I've stopped vaccinating my boys, but they have had all the required...
In the back of my mind I was worried about this with the start of the school year fast approaching, and then there was a news report on TV this morning that they are considering school exclusion for non-vax'ed kids in San Francisco. I'm am getting so stressed out about all of this. Dd is...
<a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129198775&ps=cprs" target="_blank">http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...198775&ps=cprs</a><br><br>
I'm so tired of hearing about this! And the fact that they mention adults need to get boosters every 10 yrs, give me a...
I am totally confused on this one, cause I've read confusing statements:<br><br>
Some claim that the pertussis vaccine is developed only against the toxin (the one that causes the cough when the bacteria is dying), thus the vaccine will prevent the vaccinated person from getting the awful cough...