My daughter is 7 months old and had the measles. I know she got them from a friend of mine who doesn't vaccinate. Her kids had them 2 weeks ago and my poor DD was around them the day before they started symptoms. I feel like such a horrible mother for taking her around my friends kids when I knew they weren't vaccinated and she wasn't done with her vaccines. I know it's not my friends fault and I'm not mad at her I'm mad at me. how could I put her at risk like that? I mean I knew... Am I being to hard on myself or do you think I should have kept her away from my friends un-vaccinated kids til her shots were done?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:29 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by HaydensMommy007 at 6:17 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by balagan_imma at 7:19 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
You do realize that your friend's children could have gotten them from a recently vaxed person shedding? Measles is a disease of childhood, not infancy; often infants have very mild cases. The persons most at risk for complications are those with vitamin A deficiencies.
If you are bf then your dd will create her own "medicine" through the act of bf and your own exposure.
Answer by happytexasCM at 9:04 PM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by happytexasCM at 9:05 PM on Nov. 25, 2009