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    Genuine question for a non vaxer - when you have a newborn have you yourselves and others who will be close to bub been vaxed for whooping cough?

    I feared whooping cough so much before my babies were 6 weeks old after seeing what it did to my best friend who is an adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokeybear View Post
    Genuine question for a non vaxer - when you have a newborn have you yourselves and others who will be close to bub been vaxed for whooping cough?

    I feared whooping cough so much before my babies were 6 weeks old after seeing what it did to my best friend who is an adult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokeybear View Post
    Genuine question for a non vaxer - when you have a newborn have you yourselves and others who will be close to bub been vaxed for whooping cough?

    I feared whooping cough so much before my babies were 6 weeks old after seeing what it did to my best friend who is an adult.
    Absofriggenlutely!

    As adults, who are a large reason that diseases continue to be spread due to waining immunity, it was my top priority to ensure (well I asked politely, I didn't demand ) adults close to my newborns were up to date with their vaccinations

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    Holy Moly! I had no idea how heated the 'for and against' vaccinations can get! I've been jumping from one thread to another for the last hour! I should have made some popcorn and a Pepsi!

    I can see both sides of the debate. We make such tough decisions for our babies. At the end of the day, each of us make the decision that we feel is right for OUR little ones.

    I've always gotten my babies vaccinated, however I am notorious for being late with them! I've always said I don't care what's in them as long as my kids don't get horrible illnesses, I'm happy. With me, it's just been a case of being told to get your kids vaccinated, so I do.

    I think these topics really show how much we all love as parents, no matter what side we sit on!


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    In MM's defense, I have seen many posts by her over the years patiently giving her reasons for non-vaxing, I'm guessing she's just fed up with being asked the same questions and (rightly or wrongly) no answer being 'good enough' for many.

    I say that as a very pro-vax hubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wikidwitch View Post
    Even if you'd given birth during the whooping cough epidemic last year?
    Was my origional reply not specific enough for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Was my origional reply not specific enough for you?
    Sorry, I deleted my post before I realised you'd answered it. It was merely a hypothetical so I figured it'd be unfair to ask.

    But since you did, I was curious to know if your answer would change if the circumstances were different - in this case, a heightened risk of infection.

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    I don't think it's at all fair to compare BF vs FF with pro-vaxx vs non-vaxx. Whatever decision you make with regard to BF vs FF only affects yourself and your child. But the decision you make regarding whether or not to vaxx affects the entire community. That's why pro-vaxxers are so passionate!

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    Default Why on earth are there people that don't vax?

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    Allergies to ingredients
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    This pretty much sums it up. Herd immunity is important because of those who can't or won't vaccinate. I don't believe that anyone, children or adult, should be dying of diseases that have been cured.

    ETA: Please note the difference between "cured" and "eradicated". Just because we have a cure doesn't mean that people can't contract these diseases.

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    As an adult who had whooping cough at 10 weeks, and still suffers the long term complications of it (though is grateful to have survived), I am interested in this too. The doctors told my parents that the only likely reason I survived was because I had already had my first shot for it. This was 1985 though, so not sure how medically accurate that is now.

    I think I saw a post by @Lillynix in this thread that said as a non-vaxxer she insists that any adults visiting her babies are fully up to date with their vaccines ... I'm genuinely curious; are the risks that sway people to not vax only applicable to infants? I don't know much about it.

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