If someone chooses to or not to breast feed, that does not put anyone else at risk, the same as people who choose to CIO.
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28-03-2014 15:32 #131
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28-03-2014 15:45 #133
I don't know your motivations HoF, or what you used to make your risk assessment. Your comparisons are different though. I do remember reading about the public health benefits of breastfeeding, but the difference there is that breastfeeding requires a mother who is able to do so- obviously, not all can. There are many factors as to why someone may or may not bf. CIO too- I believe there are proven detrimental affects to CIO. Do they affect our society? I don't know. Does it really affect every baby who has CIO long term? I'm not sure. Maybe there should be more research. We do know know that vaccine refusal is impacting society as a whole. That is why it is seen as selfish not to vax.
I probably have used the term before. Usually out of frustration but you're right, it's terribly not cool. I don't actually think people who don't vax do so maliciously. I get frustrated because the info is there for all to see, yet many refuse to source reliable info and rely on crank websites and dodgy books written by unqualified people. So I do find it selfish sometimes yes. But it shouldn't be a blanket assumption.
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28-03-2014 15:59 #134
I realise the public health differences are different or less researched but that wasnt my point. I do not believe it is polite to call someone selfish just because they perceive the possible complications associated with vaccinating higher than the risk of thier child being damaged by a VPD. It wouldnt be tollerated in any other parenting choice here on bubhub.
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28-03-2014 16:01 #135Senior Member
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@beebs I'm really interested in the possible link between vaccines and autoimmune. My ds has an autoimmune disease and I'd heard there might be a link. Could you point me to any studies that support or refute this?
anecdotally, at least, I have heard many times that unvaccinated kids have less ear infections and colds than vaxxed ones. I thought the survey I linked to might have referenced a more reputable source. The kiggs study?
it also drives me nuts when anti-vax people claim it's all some big conspiracy. That's the height of ridiculousness! I personally believe that vaccines may do harm that is yet to be understood though. Along the lines of the recent review from Harvard on all the toxic chemicals in our food, water, furniture and toys. Aluminum isn't great for us is it!?
28-03-2014 16:04 #136
Yet when we formula mums complain about our treatment we are told we are overly sensitive, can't handle 'the truth', and just feel guilty.
Food for thought.
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28-03-2014 16:14 #140
Do you not see the irony here? Would you be upset if i told you that you are just having this response bc deep down you feel guilty, you are being precious and the scientific evidence is against you and you are in denial? welcome to the world of formula
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