So I've been looking more into vaccinations and whatnot due to my pediatrician. I've looked into the research put forth by the AAP on breastfeeding and vaccinations. According to them, there is nothing wrong with breastfeeding while getting vaccinated.
So far I haven't run across anything that says breastfeeding during vaccinations is dangerous, which is what my pediatrician and her nurse both said to me. To the contrary, a number of studies have indicated that breastfeeding is the most effective form of pain management. So armed with my new knowledge, I plan on attacking my pedi with it. Where is her evidence? And if it becomes an issue again, I'll bow out of the vaccines this time and look around for a new pediatrician.
Also did you know that I can't go home permanently ever? Or if I did I'd be forced to home school. Why? Well, there's no religious exemption clause in Mississippi. Unless my children develop measles, mumps, rubella, hep A, and chickenpox simultaneously I'm sunk. Not that I plan on going back. There aren't any jobs for Hubby there anyway. But we couldn't live in W. Virginia for the same reason. If I'm being vague, what I mean to say is that unless you can prove that you can't medically accept the vaccine, you're children must be vaccinated to attend a private or public school in Mississippi.
I can't even provide evidence that it is against my faith, my morals to vaccinate my children with MMR, Varicella, and Hep A because Merk uses aborted fetal cell lines to make those three vaccines. Short of leaving the country for an alternative in a place like Japan where they use rabbit, I can't conscientiously vaccinate my children. So I can't go home. I can't enroll my children in day care there. I can't send them to school. Not unless the law changes.
It seems strange to me that for a conservative state that's vocally pro-life and pro-family that they don't offer an exemption to families of faith. Even Baptists are pro-life. I suppose that I'm confused, but then that's Mississippi for you. They like to arm wrestle with anyone against the grain.