this is a can of worms. What are your feelings about vaccinations?
I am trying to find good informations. The fors and againsts are all so vehement it's hard to know what the middle line is.
Baby is 2/3 though her heb b shots, but now doc is asking me to do the 5 in 1. Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Pertuitus (I think)...... need to research some more.... I believe that good nutrition/ hygiene is far more important than the vaccines and am worried about hte autism / immune system disfunction links. My sister's son is autistic. Our family's kids all have major allergy issues....
They were asking me to do the TB one, but it only protects against extra pulmonary TB which is rare anyway.... and TB is an opportunistic disease generally...
Maybe I can delay until before she's ready to go to kindy (I think in Japan they delay vaccinations til then).... she's low risk here at home now and not going out AND she's completely breastfed which provides protection.... and I'm concerned that the risks of vaccines are high in an immature immune system.
well here in the states my other two children are fully vaccinated and i did them when the doctor had them set up for starting at brith( hep b shot) and going until they end. I dont see how waiting a little while would be bad but i think doing them at sometime is better than not doing them at all in my opnion.
BTW the fifth one in pertussiss ( whooping cough) as far as allergy issues i would research that further ( my family has weird allergies too and many of them ) I dont know much about the vaccine /autism issue) i know people who didnt have their kids vaccinated and there kids are autistic. so that is something that is at a great debate though
I say do what u feel is rigth for ur child that is what i do . Well good luck finding out more info. hope u an baby are doing well
You have a valid concern. I think I would weight the odds of your daughter becoming very sick with these diseases or go on the fact that these vaccines have been around since I was born and I lived to tell about it.
I know that you are afraid of the allergies and autism in your family, but as a mother myself, I don't think this was caused by vaccines that could save your child's life.
I think you are right to hold off and do some more research, until you are more comfortable making that decision for Michaela.
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