Not getting MMR for toddler-or new baby

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Registered: 09-15-2006
Not getting MMR for toddler-or new baby
Sat, 09-27-2008 - 7:19pm

I have a 24 month old and I will have a baby bot in December:

My question is I have decided to avoid the MMR

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Registered: 12-29-2006
Sun, 09-28-2008 - 5:11am
I really struggled with this as well, and my DH explained it like this. As parents, we do what we think is best for our children. Whatever decision we make is not out of malace but what we really think will benefit our child best. That is all we can do, the rest is in Gods hands. I read a quote once that I really liked. "A mothers intuition may be disproved but should never be ignored".
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Registered: 03-14-2004
Sun, 09-28-2008 - 11:38am

In my own personal situation, I have witnessed it was better to get the disease than the vaccines!

I had measles, it wasn't a big deal. Most in my family had mumps, again, not fun, but no big deal.

Rubella vax is given not because the disease is threatening to oneself, but to a pregnant woman, (as most viruses are) it is not intended to protect the recipient if it's a HE!

MMR vax wasn't around when I was little, most of the vaccines being given today weren't. When I was young, every other child wasn't suffering from some sort of allergy, asthma, auto immune ill....there wasn't a classroom at school dedicated to autistic children.

My 4th child suffered several problems after his 6 month round of shots, more problems than I ever suffered with any vaccine available disease (VAD).

Today, a child is more likely to suffer an adverse vaccine event than suffer a disease, much less suffer a complication from disease, and that pretty much sums it up.

For me, after watching my infant deteriorate before my eyes after a round of routine shots, was all it took to get off the vaccine bandwagon. I used to vaccinate according to schedule, but not anymore. My youngest, who just turned 6, is not vaccinated, and he's been the healthiest of all five of my children. Coincidence? I don't think so.

I stopped vaccinating in 1999, my first two had already gotten all their shots, but they were born in 1984 and 1987 so "all" their shots consisted of approx 23 doses, NOT the 50 doses today's children are getting.

I had a 4 yr old and 7.5 month then, so my now 13 yr old didn't get the "boosters" required for K entry, (he's in 8th grade now) and my now 9 yr old didn't get any beyond that 6 mos round, he's in 4th grade now. My 13 year old did get the chickenpox shot, and he got chickenpox when he started school, he hasn't gotten any further VADs. My 9 yr old never got the MMR or chickenpox or prevnar, didn't finish the Hep B series, heck, the first dose bout killed him....he has not had any VADs to date, nor has my 6 yr old. My 6 yr old has been sick a handful of times, never taken any medication to date.

Just wanted to share my experience.


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Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 5:50pm

"we know once a child starts school, there is no more delaying..."

Do you live in the US? You may want to ask whomever told you this to prove it to you. Yes, it would shock them that you even ask, but it may shock them more when they start trying to find proof.

We live in the US - in GA. My child went to school after I stopped vaccinating. I had an illogical fear (and so did the principal) of what would happen when the local government came to the school to view the student vaccination records. I had produced the correct form, and there were no problems. Why did I had such an illogical fear? Because everyone who ever heard that I stopped vaccinating told me he wouldn't get into school because of it.

Today I wish I had asked myself: "What do they know? Are they lawyers? Have they studied Georgia's laws in regard to this? Have I?"