Our son, Robert James just turned two months old, and my husband and I had decided NOT to vaccinate him until he turned two years old. When I talked about this with our DR. he suggested that we at least give him the HIB vaccine. His reasons made me think twice about our choice to go completly vaccine free. (The DR did agree that most of the vaccines could wait and some were not needed at all.)
Robert James has done really well over the past two months. He was born three weeks early; weighed 6 lbs 15 oz at birth and was 21 inches long. He is now 14.1 lbs and 23 1/2 inches long. He is totaly breastfed, and has done really well with that. I dread the thought of him getting sick from something that could be prevented, but I also am scared of the possible complications from vaccines (SIDS, autism, etc.....).
What I would like to know is -
1. Did you vaccinate?
b. which ones did you have?
c. did they cause problems?
d. why did you choose to vaccinate?
2. If you didn't vaccinate - what were the results?
a. Why did you choose not to vaccinate?
b. Are you planning to vaccinate later? (age 2+)
Update: April 8th. I just quickly skimmed through a book I got from the library. Boy, does it create new questions and makes me just a little fearful. The name of the book is The Infant Survival Guide by Lendon H. Smith, M.D.. It was published in 2000. It is about some of the causes of SIDS and he talk about vaccines as it relates to SIDS and Autism. It has caused me to, yet again, rethink the vaccines that we were planing. I think at this point we are going to wait on all vaccines until Robert James reaches at least 2 years of age. He won't be in school until he is 5, so we have some time.
I have always had strong feelings about the chemicals that are in our daily life (food, clothing, mattresses, carpet, etc) as my husband and I both have allergies and I have asthma. It just really concerns me that they put Formaldehyde and Thimerosal in vaccines. Why do they need it? It just doesn't make sense.
Oh, and Robert James is now 17lbs and 3 months old. (Growing like a weed!)