S.N. asks from Kailua, HI on January 25, 2008
Seeking Information on the MMR Vaccine.
My 1 year old baby girl is only 17.5 pounds so I am waiting till she is twenty pounds to give the MMR vaccine to her. I know they recommend it at a year. I am still undecided though and researching. Does anyone have any advice or information regarding this issue. Thanks a bunch.
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G.L. answers from Los Angeles on January 29, 2008
A.B. answers from San Diego on January 28, 2008
Wait at least until she is at least 20lbs. My son is 16 months and still hasn't had it. I have gone back an forth on giving it to him or not because of the of autism and the MMR shot in boys. I don't think it is much of an issue in girls but I would wait until she is healthy and she is of weight.
E.U. answers from Los Angeles on January 27, 2008
Google Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and you will get lots of excellent researched information on vaccines.
J.S. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2008
I am an Alternative Health Practitioner. I have beaen in the field for 30 years. I am an advocate of no vaccines. When you realize that by the time a child is 6 months ol, they can have as many as 30 vaccines in them. Also when youlook at the increase in autism from 1-10,000 to 1-l50, we have to look to the cause of this debilitating condition. As someone who realizes that big pharma is constantly putting things into our bodies that are destructive and cause so many side effects, it is important to become knowledgable about these things so that we can make decisions about them that will help us to create healthy children and healthy adults as well. You may contact me through my e-mail ____@____.com if you would like further information.
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A.L. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2008
It's so nice to see so many Moms with such gentle and supportive advice!! :) I wanted to add that Dr Lauren Feder who is an MD as well as a certified homeopathist has a new book out entitled The Parent's Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccinations (Practical Medical and Natural Ways to Protect Your Child). This is a very well-balanced book and has some excellent information on every vaccine out there as well as alternative vaccination schedules. She also gives several things that you can give your child before and after vaccines to help the body deal with the insult of a vaccination. Her office offers homeopathic alternatives to vaccinations and can seperate any vaccination (including MMR which is advised). Note: the DTaP vaccine cannont be separated because the pertussis vaccination is not available in single dose. She is in LA. Her office # is ###-###-####. I hope this is helpful :)
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T.F. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2008
Mothering.com has a very active a knowledgeable anti-vaccine discussion board.
The current magazine article has a shocking article on how much aluminum is in the shots. Way above the current safe levels for babies, according to the FDA.
R.S. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2008
B.F. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2008
Here is a good start...
Also, www.mothering.com is a great source for vaccine info.
I applaud you for doing the research instead of just doing what your doctor tells you to. We do all we can to make sure what our kids eat is healthy, but then we so easily let them be injected with an insane amount of chemicals (vaccines) - there is a disconnect somewhere, I think. We have not given our 1-year-old ANY vaccines at all, so you are not alone in questioning this :)
One more thing, if you look at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) website (www.cdc.gov) and you look at the statistics on how prevalent mumps, measles, rubella, polio etc. are, it might give you some insight into how rare these things are that we are vaccinating for.
N.R. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2008
My daughter was only about 15 pounds at one year and we gave her the mmr vaccine. She is 21 months now and has had no reaction to the vaccine. She is extrememly healthy and I did a lot of reading and talking to her dr. before I finally agreede to give it to her.
S.K. answers from San Diego on January 26, 2008
I found some interesting information on the internet. I am concerned because some studies link Autism to the MMR vaccine. They have found that some companies use the preservative Thimerosal and it contains 49% Mercury. Which is highly toxic to Humans. Anyway, you have the option of even waiting until they are in their early teens. I would talk to your pediatrician and find out what they are using and see what He/She recommends?
S.M. answers from Los Angeles on January 26, 2008
I suggest checking out DrJaygordon.com He is a pediatrician that practices I believe in Santa Monica? Anyways he is very supportive of waiting on vaccines etc.. and has lots of great info for parents about medical issues. Good luck and Blessings