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Old 09-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #11
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Re: Hep B Vax at birth question

HepB at birth...if the baby is not at risk..you aren't positive and the baby is not going into day care right away..try and push this one off as long as possible. They are finding that the babies bodies don't know how to handle vaccinations at such an early age and are suggesting that you hold off until at least 4 mos of age if possible.

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What your doctor may not tell you about childhood vaccinations .. written by a pediatrician..cant remember her name off hand, but it is a great read. I highly suggest you get this NOW.

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Old 09-02-2008, 09:53 PM   #12
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Re: Hep B Vax at birth question

Our ped was totally OK with no vaxs until 8 weeks. We had a homebirth and it was such a great experience for our family that I didn't want to introduce any pain after we had worked so hard to make it as genle as possible. I was also able to refuse eye ointment, vit K, nb medibolic screenings and such with waivers.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:56 PM   #13
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I declined the Hep B at birth for both my kids. Figured they weren't having sex or sharing needles and I was Hep B negative so I didn't need to do it.

I got screamed at by a nurse for it. But, I just rolled my eyes. Even my super pro-vax ped agreed it wasn't necessary.
You got screamed at? I am so sorry. Especially after childbirth. Geeze! So much for hospital 'customer service'...LOL
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:20 PM   #14
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Hep B is a blanket vaccine. They make it "mandatory" for all newborns to cover the fraction of babies that are born to hep b + mothers. Since many women aren't honest about their sexual/drug practices the worst is assumed and vaccinations for everyone! If you and your partner/dh have both tested negative for hep b and you are in a monogamous relationship and not using IV drugs and you are keeping your newborn from doing the same, the vaccine is useless. The hep B vaccine is also one of the few vaccines that still contains mercury.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:48 AM   #15
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Ditto to what the others have said. Totally not necessary.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:17 AM   #16
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We didn't get it here! No one could even argue about how stupid that vax was especially for an infant.
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