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Hello, We just had our third baby at home (so no vac's so far!)<br><br>
I want to delay hers untill 6m or so. I think that is all I will 'get' because hubby is more into them. I particuarly don't want her to have the Hep B one that I am concerned that might be pushed on us when we finally do take her into our family practice doctor (I like him and he is respectful but I still feel like I'm getting in trouble)<br><br>
When you did take your baby into the doc for the first time- how old was he/she for the first 'check-up' and what did they offer as far as vac.<br><br>
What order did you do your delayed vacs? My second son we did no more then 2 at a time but otherwise did not stray from the 'program'. The appointments often happened so fast I didn't really get a chance to deny or questions things and I hate that. I would love to have the vaxes I want and when I wnat her to have them-- on a list that they can just put in her file so It does not get confusing for the staff and me.<br><br>
Thoughts?<br>
Thanks!
 

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We've been in to the ped a lot for checkups, I guess they just do a lot for some reason. Newborn checkup, two weeks, one month, and two months so far. There was some mention of doing vaccines "next time" when I went in for the one month visit, but at the two month visit the ped didn't mention them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And I was all geared up in case I had to argue. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I was interested to see that Prevnar isn't on the list of 2-month vaccines the ped gave me at the one-month appointment. I don't know if they don't approve of it, or if it's just at a different age, or what.<br><br>
We'll be waiting until at least 6 months, maybe 2 years, before we do any, and we're skipping a bunch of them even then. I'd like to keep them at least 6 months apart, one shot at a time, and as few diseases per shot as possible.<br><br>
I think HepB is a silly one if no one in your family has it. It's usually blood-born, and by the time your child is a teenager who might indulge in risky behaviors, the shot will have worn off. It only lasts 5-10 years, so don't give it to protect a teenager, like I did with my first. :p<br><br>
I think you can get what you want if you work for it - how much you have to fight just depends on your particular ped. Good luck!
 

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It depends on your situation, really. There is no right or wrong, only what fits with what your life entails. Like, if you have family w/Hep B maybe you do want to vax for it, or if your LO is going to daycare, you might want to do the rotavirus vax.<br><br>
Look at each disease. Look at what is in the vaccines. We do one at a time, or at most 2 at a time if only one has aluminum. Try to figure out what your LO is most susceptible to at that time, and choose that way. It's a little bit of work, and you have to keep your own log b/c the dr's office doesn't want to do that kind of designer schedule. But for me, that's just part of being a parent and wanting to work with the doctor, instead of following their "one size fits all" immunization schedule.<br><br>
For us, Nora wasn't going to daycare and I was breastfeeding, so I pushed all vaxes off until Nora was 4 months. I had told the ped from the start (when I was still pg, I think) that we were going to do very selective/delayed vaxing, and she was ok w/that. We started w/just one dtap. One shot -- b/c that is 3 vaxes in one shot. I wanted to protect her mostly from pertussis, though I was ok w/the tetanus vaccine, too.<br><br>
We just went one by one, down the list, depending on what season it was. We skipped the flu shot, we skipped the chicken pox shot. I'm waiting with Hep B and A until school. We skipped rotavirus...<br><br>
Anyway, all this to say that it's not so hard to look at each one, and decide when to give the shot. You can do it. Have you read The Vaccine Book? That book really helps me every time I have to make a decision about a vaccine. Check it out if you haven't already.
 
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