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<b><span style="color:#FF0000;">IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE THREAD, RECAPS ON PAGES 22, 24, 26 and 29</span></b><br><br>
Please feel free to quote from other sources such as mainstream parenting boards, family and friends.<br><br><br>
Here's quotes from pediatricians at my former practice:<br><br><i>"You'd better stay away from the mall."<br><br>
"You'll have to bring the baby before visiting hours so that you don't put any of my patients at risk."</i><br><br><br>
Here's a common remark from parents IRL: <i>"My pediatrician said they took mercury out of the MMR, so it's safe now."</i><br><br><br>
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My Ped didn't give me any scaremongering. I was simply told to vax or get out. No discussion what so ever. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My Ped didn't give me any scaremongering. I was simply told to vax or get out. No discussion what so ever. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:</div>
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"Vax or get out" certainly sounds like a scare tactic to me, no matter how it's phrased. You'd be surprised how many parents cave after that sort of comment unfortunately.
 

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I was very lucky. My peds didn't AGREE with me on the vax issue, but they respected my choice to delay vaccination until after age 2. The vaccine recomendations were repeated to me at each WBV, which got annoying, but I didn't get any stupidity such as "don't expose your child to our other patients."<br><br>
I'm not sure how they would have reacted if I'd chosen not to vaccinate at all. I'm also not sure how they would have reacted if my extended family hadn't been with this practice for over 30 years. First my brothers and I, then my cousins were born before we outgrew the ped, then I returned to NY with my 2 kids (my cousins are 11 and 17 and still go there,) so by the time DS was born we were REALLY established with that practice! I've been there longer than many of the current doctors!
 

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"Babies NEED ALL of the vaccines on the recommended schedule."<br><br>
"Breastfeeding does not protect you child against these diseases."<br><br>
"There is an outbreak of pertussis less than 2 hours from here, so even if you get no other ones today, I highly recommend you get her at least this one."
 
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when i asked one of the peds in the practice about formaldehyde, she said she didnt know there was any in there.
 
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At my babe's 2 week appointment, my first ped told me that a newborn's immune system is the strongest the first six months and needed vaccines to make it even stronger, but I didn't believe her and went elsewhere.<br><br>
The second told me that the diseases are still out there killing people and the only protection is vaccination. I haven't been back since my son's 4 month appointment, so I don't know how her attitude might have changed as I told her I was still researching. I was still uncomfortable with it all at that time, but now know bringing my healthy, breastfed baby there is pointless.
 

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"I've seen babies LOSE LIMBS because they got chicken pox. Its a very important vaccine to get"<br><br>
"There are no studies showing long term negative effects from vaccines." uh, yeah. Could that be because there are no long term studies? lol When I said something like that, she said I was right.<br><br>
She said that the 3rd dose of HIB only offered a few months of protection- but the 4th dose gave longterm protection (didn't really say that. More like she implied it)
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My Ped didn't give me any scaremongering. I was simply told to vax or get out. No discussion what so ever. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:</div>
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Wait--weren't you the one who wrote that great letter to your ped? And she "fired" you?<br><br>
(Forgive me if I have you confused with someone else <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )
 
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From my ped:<br><br><i>There's no more mercury in vaccines than there is in a can of tuna.<br><br>
You're not thinking that vaccines caused your son's autism, are you?<br><br>
But we've managed to eradicate so many deadly diseases.<br><br>
I'll admit, a Hep B vax is probably not necessary - and most people don't need a flu shot. But diptheria and pertussis, definitely!</i>
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wait--weren't you the one who wrote that great letter to your ped? And she "fired" you?<br><br>
(Forgive me if I have you confused with someone else <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )</div>
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That was a different ani.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=429982&page=3&highlight=letter+friend" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=letter+friend</a><br><br>
I wonder whatever happened with that?
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>EVC</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Wait--weren't you the one who wrote that great letter to your ped? And she "fired" you?<br><br>
(Forgive me if I have you confused with someone else <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )</div>
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Nope that wasn't me. At my daughters two week appointment I was given a letter saying if I didn't plan to vax I should find a different doctor before my next visit as they have collectively decided that they will no longer see patients who break the trust shared between the doctor and the patient. And by not following their recommendations you are saying you don't trust them therefore go away. Or something to that effect. I had already been with the practice for 5 years and it pissed me off but I never went back after that. (well actually once because my older daughter broke her hand and the new doc wouldn't see her because SHE hadn't been seen there yet even though everyone else had. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">From my ped:<br><br><i>There's no more mercury in vaccines than there is in a can of tuna.<br></i></div>
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And I don't freaking eat tuna either. Or any fish for that matter because I don't trust the FDA actually knows what it is talking about. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Here's my all-time favorite:<br><br>
When I asked our pedi for medical journal articles on the subject--"You wouldn't understand what they're talking about." Hmmmm---last time I checked, I was literate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: .
 

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<a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=401467&highlight=doctor" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ghlight=doctor</a><br><br>
"The state mandates vaccinations..."<br><br>
"People that don't vaccinate can have their children taken away from them..."
 

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"A rash, fever and extreme irritability 10 days after an MMR shot? No, couldn't be related to the vaccine. Must just be a virus." (Rash, fever and fussiness 10 -14 days afterward is actually one of the most common side effects of the MMR vaccine)
 

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<i>I just got back from a seminar and they now recommend that kids should be sick when they get their vaccines. It makes their immune system work harder and gives better immunity."</i><br><br><i>It's better for a child to be on antibiotics when they recieve shots.</i><br><br><i>Do you want your child to die of the measles ? If not , get this shot.</i><br><br><i>By not vaccinating you are putting the entire population at risk</i><br><br><i>Children are like cars. They need regular tune ups and additives to make them run right.</i>
 

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At the ER after dd's birth it was stressed," You know by declining the hepatitis B vaccine your child could DIE?!?!!" Ofcourse they said that after each thing I declined.<br>
An previous ped said I would have to get her the vaccines to get into school.
 

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<i>"I'm concerned about you delaying your son's DTaP shot until after 4months. If anyone in your family gets a cough, I really think you should come in and get it!"</i><br><br>
And just the general <i>"Your sources aren't reliable"</i> and "<i>There's no risk involved with getting vaccinations"</i>.
 
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yeah we eat tuna giving the body atleast the benefit of the liver and kidneys ... you'd think a ped would know that, oh wait they don't know much about nutrition <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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