Susan McCreadie, MD: I Rest Easier NOT Vaccinating my Children

Susan McCreadie MDBut…I am a mother first and a pediatrician second. This I have never forgotten. I cannot parent in ways that make me uncomfortable, to make others comfortable. I made the connection that Kaitlin’s eczema would improve if I stopped stimulating her immune system with the vaccines.
In addition to supplementing her with cod liver oil and probiotics daily, I also stopped vaccinations. Her eczema resolved and has never returned. I chose as a mom and a pediatrician to stop vaccinating Kaitlin, and never to vaccinate Elle or Addison.
These are my decisions. Are there risks? Sure there are risks. There are risks with EVERYTHING. That’s life. All three girls had whooping cough – not fun. Could I have prevented those 2 months of relentless coughing with vaccines? Maybe, maybe not. The family that spread it to our family was fully vaccinated against pertussis.
I am often asked my opinions on vaccinations – do I recommend them or not? Every time I answer with the story above.
There are pros and cons to vaccinations. As my training in holistic medicine continues, I rest easier NOT vaccinating my children.
http://vaccineimpact.com/2015/susan-mccreadie-md-i-rest-easier-not-vaccinating-my-children/

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