Vaccinations are a highly controversial topic for any parent, but what about for a Preemie parent? Here you have a baby of smaller than normal size, and you're placing small amounts of illnesses into their bodies. I have allowed both my children, (one full term, one Premature) to be fully vaccinated until this past week. Our Pediatrician brought up the topic of the "Flu" vaccine, and I denied it
(against her judgement). Is it really beneficial for my tiny baby girl to be injected with this virus? I feel as though as a Parent I should be confident in my decisions I make for my children, and yet something inside me is uneasy. I never gave a second thought when our Neonatologist suggested Synagis (a highly potent RSV vaccine given during cold/flu season). And yet for a common flu vaccine I am double guessing myself. When is excess washing of hands, and extra Vitamin C not enough?
I would love to hear comments on either side of this discussion.
Cape Cod Moms