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How can I fully protect my unvaccinated baby from all deseases??

By Anonymous May 7, 2012 - 1:27pm
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My baby is almost 2 years old and still being breastfed as he has no appetite for food at this point . Iam going crazy trying to offer himall kinds of things with no luck ! Is he being protected from deseases with my breast milk alone? I have not vaccinated him since he was 4 months old to which he received a tb shot and 2 others to which iam not sure of what they were . I live in a very hot climate and am keepinghim ashydrated as possible and out of the sun whenever possible .Besides the obvious, good nutrition , clean water and living space , is there anything else \i can do to protect my baby or do I have to get him vaccinted ????

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Hello Anonymous,

My initial concern is that your two year old child is not accepting food. In the United States, pediatricians recommend introducing solid foods to infants between the age of 4 to 6 months old. By six months old, babies’ natural stores of iron begin to deplete, and some babies may not get enough iron in their liquid diets to replace them. There is more iron in formula than in breast milk, but the iron in breast milk is more readily absorbed.

The only way to protect your child against communicable diseases is by vaccination. In the United States, the vaccination schedule begins at birth with a vaccination against Hepatitis B and continues through the age of 18, with booster shots.

I don't know where you live and the quality of heath care available to you and your child.


May 7, 2012 - 4:43pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

No, I have 3 girls,9,7, and 4 months,all unvaxxed and all just fine. Breastfeed ad long as possible and find a antivax pediatrician. Mine is amqzing and helps with all tips and questions. Fyi, most communicable disease outbreaks have been amoung thos children who HAVE been vaccinated.

November 21, 2012 - 3:08pm
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