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Parents of premature infants question?

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esquire
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Parents of premature infants question?

Was your premature child placed on a different vaccination schedule as a result of the fact that he/she was premature. DS was 5 1/2 weeks early, but the doctor has her on the same schedule as a term baby. I recently started to question this choice.

Posted 9/20/07 12:55 AM
 
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KateDevine
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

My friend had her DS 6 weeks early and he got shots at the same time my DS got them (full term).

Posted 9/20/07 2:29 AM
 

AlohaMa
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

We're on the regular vaccination schedule. Although DSs were 6 weeks early, the progressed beautifully the first year and showed no issues relating to their prematurity.

Posted 9/20/07 5:43 AM
 

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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

DD was born at 33 weeks (7 weeks early), but has been on the same schedule as everyone else and has had no issues. She just turned one.

Message edited 9/20/2007 9:36:34 AM.

Posted 9/20/07 6:46 AM
 

mommy924
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

My DD was 5 1/2 weeks early and her shot were on schedule as a full-term baby. She was still classified a premie because of her lung development. The only difference the pediatrician said was that she would probably do her other milestones a little later.

She's 17 months now and met every milestone early. So they catch up quickly. She started walking at 10 months.

Posted 9/20/07 8:09 AM
 

colesmom
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

My first son was born 6 weeks early. At his 2 month visit my ped. (who is a really good friend of ours) said we should vaccinate on schedule. Every instinct i had said to wait 6 weeks, he was still so small, etc., but being a 1st time mom, I didnt recognize "mommy instincts" and followed the ped.'s advice. Well, my little guy spiked a 103 degree fever for over 36 hours, had to get a catheter, I refused a spinal tap, and it was a nightmare. It's my biggest regret with him. I'd say follow your instincts.

Posted 9/20/07 8:34 AM
 

nrthshgrl
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

My son was only 6 weeks premature with little, if any, complications. Same vaccination schedule as the full-terms only I opted for my own schedule & delayed them.

He didn't qualify to get the RSV shot (many preemies do).

Posted 9/20/07 9:16 AM
 

esquire
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

what is your own schedule? just curious.

Posted 9/20/07 1:52 PM
 

nrthshgrl
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

Posted by esquire

what is your own schedule? just curious.




I delayed the first round for 6 months months. After that, if there was a hint of illness, I would forgo the shot & get it at the next visit.

He's 6 now & completely caught up.

Posted 9/20/07 1:56 PM
 

esquire
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

So basically he didn't get his first round of shots until he was 6 months of age??

Just wondering b/c my daughter is in the 25th percentile for weight. She was born 5 1/2 weeks early. I'm concerned about her getting shots she's not ready for..

Posted 9/20/07 2:12 PM
 

nrthshgrl
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

Posted by esquire

So basically he didn't get his first round of shots until he was 6 months of age??

Just wondering b/c my daughter is in the 25th percentile for weight. She was born 5 1/2 weeks early. I'm concerned about her getting shots she's not ready for..



Correct. My son was 6lb 7oz - a good weight, also born in Sept.

You need to do what you're comfortable with. The fact is I don't think anyone of us is comfortable injecting a foreign substance into our children. I haven't come across a friend/mom who wasn't concerned after every shot. You do it because history & medical research indicates its the way to go. You do it & then you pray like the rest of us.Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 9/20/07 2:15 PM
 

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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

Emma was born 4 weeks 1 day early. I got her 2 month shots on time and her 4 months at 5 months, so she will be a month delayed going forward now.

Posted 9/20/07 2:23 PM
 

sometimesmommy
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

DD was born at 32.5 weeks and we are on the same schedule as a full term baby. My ped had a preemie so together we will come tot he best decision for my DD. Trust your instincts.

Posted 9/20/07 3:39 PM
 

tiffanystory333
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

Yes my sons were born 6 weeks early.
My smaller son was only 4lbs 8oz so the hospital said to hold off on the hepatitus vaccine due to his size.. SOOOO my pediatrician said they will be on a regular schedule for vaccines and do not need the hepatitus at this time as it is included in another shot at 4 months i believe... GOOD LUCK!

Posted 9/20/07 11:06 PM
 

msrsfeb
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

my twins were born at 25wks basically. we have been on a regular schedule. while they were in teh hosp. they got shots like any 2mos. would. good luck

Posted 9/21/07 12:21 AM
 

Jillysmom
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

My twins were also premature 33weeks they are the same schedule. They only one they had at 3months was the Rotovirus one becasue when we gave it to one they had just eated and he thre up all over the place so we did not even try the other one

Posted 9/21/07 3:57 AM
 

Michelle
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

My boys were born at 35 weeks and were on the regular schedule.

Posted 9/21/07 4:00 PM
 

jinglemommy
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Re: Parents of premature infants question?

My son was born 8 weeks early and received all of his shots on time according to his actual age. he isnt even on a growth chart curve adn he has been fine!

Posted 9/21/07 10:01 PM
 
 

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