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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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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10-08-2014 20:54 #115
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.
10-08-2014 21:24 #116
10-08-2014 21:29 #117
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.
10-08-2014 21:30 #118Senior Member
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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!
11-08-2014 00:12 #119
Why on earth are there people that don't vax?
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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