Re: VAX or NO????
I really struggled with this one - but have (surprisingly) decided to do all the vax, but spread them out.
Yes, there are many diseases that have been all but eradicated in the US, diptheria for example, however, my husband and I would like to travel with the kids and were we to go back to Central America, the kids when then need those vaccines anyway.
When you spread out the vaccines you can see which ones are affecting your child more easily. So if your child has a reaction to the DTaP the first time, you can elect not to have the booster. The risk of autism has been stopped with the use of thermiserol (sp?) free vax.
All in all, I really trust my ped. and he knows my usual stance on medications for myself, so is respectful of my choices for the baby.