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Hello-<br><br>
My son is 4 mos. old and I haven't given him any of his vaccinations yet. I started doing research on the subject after he was born and discovered how dangerous vaccines really are. I don't want to give my son, Trevor any shots, but my husband disagrees with me. As a matter of fact, everyone disagrees with me and tells me that I'm being foolish. I have read so many books on the subject and believe that I'm doing the right thing and other times I think I'm being being foolish. My real concern is Meningitis. That disease really scares me...<br><br>
Please, please give me your opinion or experiences on the subject matter.<br><br>
Thanks so much,<br>
Pamela<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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You know the more and more I read, the more and more my husband wanted to know the information.<br>
So, I shared the data, I gave him stuff to read and we basically ended up on the same page. this cheat sheet might help you:<br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=57794" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=57794</a><br><br>
We just were both really concerned about the rise in autism, allergies, add, aspargers disease etc. All the childhood diseases were suppressed but there was just a skyrocketed amount of those issues (among others).<br><br>
I would keep sharing the stuff with your husband. There is no reason why you have to agree to any vaxes on your ds's next well baby visit.<br>
I suggest you tell your doctor that you are 'delaying' for right now. I wouldn't get into it with him/her. Although, you could probably ask questions about the diseases and the vaccines that he/she wouldn't be able to answer but they rarely give in and cry, "uncle, you win." My feeling is that the doctor will take the time to 'school' you on stuff you already have heard before.<br>
Just delay until you are done researching because at the end of the day, your child is your responsibilty not your doctor's.<br><br>
REgarding Hib:<br><br>
there are a number of discussions about it here<br><br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=81268&highlight=trabot" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ghlight=trabot</a><br><br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67176&highlight=influenza" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...ight=influenza</a><br><br><br>
My own feeling is if you are nursing your ds, and if he is not in daycare that you are doing more for you child than you even know.<br><br><br>
good luck and keep researching<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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If you haven't, you need to buy a copy of Jamie Murphy's "What Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Immunization"<br><br>
Don't bother reading when you first get it.<br><br>
Stick it in front of your husband's face and tell him no more of _______ (you fill in the blank) until he gets it read.<br><br>
Then take a look yourself.<br><br>
If this book doesn't convince him, I'll buy the copy from you...<br><br><br>
...at twice the price!!<br><br>
I'm not kidding!!<br><br><br>
Check out "convince me to skip MMR" thread for my son's beautiful measles immunity event--- it was absolutely perfect,<br><br><br>
Ray
 

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When you are reading an article that touches you, paraphrase it back to your dh and then continue to expand on one thought at a time as you gain insight.<br><br>
By The Way - I'm certain I have had meningitus as I have exhibited ALL the symptoms when I was younger and "ill".<br><br>
Why are we so afraid of becoming sick? It happens. It's all about the immune system.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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There is so much incredible info here on these boards! Complete with links.....<br>
As the mama above stated....if your child is breastfed and NOT in daycare, the possibilities are so minimal. Some wisdom that I had not considered early on was to know the symptoms of the diseases and how to treat them.<br>
I also learned a great deal here about sodium ascorbate (a form of vitamin C that is crucial in the healing of whooping cough), and to prevent infection in general and about Probiotics (to restore all the good flora in the intestines, notably the large intestine) so that the immune system can be top-notch. If you are breastfeeding, you can take these yourself and if your baby gets sick, you can give both of these to her directly, mixed in breastmilk. As you go thru these threads, you will see the related info in more detail.<br>
"Everyone" thinks you are foolish because they have only heard what is preached to the masses. After spending an amazing amount of time reading here and in the links, I was able to defend all my opinions and viewpoints with ease when I was challenged by my MIL who thinks we are being irresponsible. You have lots of support here. Hopefully your dh will be open to reading or at least hearing about your findings and you will come into alignment with each other. Happy reading!!
 

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I do not even discuss vaccinations with people, because I get bashed for it all the time. I have a 14-month old, and although he got his first two rounds of shots, we have stopped them. I figure that if we ever do decide he needs something, we will wait until he is at least 3 years old. I am expecting another baby next month, and do not plan on getting any vaccinations for him either. I am having a difficult time finding a pediatrician that does not think I am uneducated for my decision. I would like to find one that is a little more open-minded. My OB said that if I bring in a list of doctors that my insurance uses, he can help me select one. It's funny, because my mother and my friend always bring me little pamphlets on how safe vaccines are that they pick up from the doctors' office or that they get from sources like ABC media (very biased.) I just say thank you, and move away from the subject.
 
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