While August is most known for National Breastfeeding Month, it is also Nation Immunization Awareness Month. We just kind of brush it under the rug, but there's a lot to talk about when it comes to immunizations. I feel like vaccinations have become such a sensitive topic over the past five years or maybe it’s always been a sensitive subject but now it’s just expressed more by society. Do you guys remember the comment Kat Von D made in regards to raising her child with no vaccinations? Well ever since then I think the topic has become more and more relevant. August was National Immunization Awareness Month, so let’s discuss a couple of things about vaccinations.
From the time you become pregnant your child is receiving them. I remember during the last month of my pregnancy my doctor asked me about my flu shot. I’m going, to be honest, I can’t tell you the last time I had I had taken one before that so I didn’t really want it and I said no. I returned the next week and my doctor explained to me how the shot was really for my baby. All the nutrients and vaccinations I get would go straight to her and make her less venerable to illnesses. After this conversation, I got the shot and I felt so good about it. I grew up receiving all my vaccinations, so it was never going to be any different for my child, but having that conversation put it into a different perspective for me. I am protecting my child when she can’t protect herself and isn’t that what motherhood is all about?
Whether you choose to give your child a vaccine or not, we can't just ignore the fact that they do help our little one(s) immune system. Also, vaccines have been around for years so why is it now they all of a sudden cause problems in kids? I don't judge anyone for their choices because at the end of the day it's up to you to do what is best for you and your child, but I am interested to hear opinions from both sides. This week let’s have an open conversation about vaccines. Let me know if you are for or against them and why? No answer is a wrong one because you are all entitled to your own opinion whatever it may be!
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