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Moulesfrites Thu 25-Aug-11 18:04:52

My ds is 7 mo and ebf. I never really anticipated getting to this point but now that I have I want to continue to 1 year (back to work at 11.5 months). I read on here the other day about someone wanting to bf past the mmr jab. Is there any particular reason for doing this? Just wondering if I should aim to keep going a bit further if so? When do they get mar- is it about 13 mo?

MayDayChild Thu 25-Aug-11 20:07:15

13 months but mine didn't get their mmr till 15m because they were both ill at 12 so these jabs were a month late. Ditto a month later. Etc.
What I'm trying to say is that this need not be the only reason. Feed as long as you feel able!

AngelDog Thu 25-Aug-11 20:57:57

Usually 13 months, I think. I'm assuming it's because bf is a good form of pain relief, and good for settling a baby who is miserable after the jabs. Certainly that was my experience.

JoinTheDots Thu 25-Aug-11 21:07:37

in my area they do the MMR with the 12month jabs (so 3 injections on one day which is next week for us)

RedVelvetFudgeCake Thu 25-Aug-11 21:08:17

I breastfed passed the MMR jab, but that was just because both DS and I were happy to continue.
The MMR was given at 13 mo, he also had another booster at 12mo. I breastfed him after both jabs and I think it helped. Certainly a nice way to comfort him!

RedVelvetFudgeCake Thu 25-Aug-11 21:09:23

Oh just remembered that we are now given the option to have the MMR and the other booster (think it is the HIB/pneumoccocal one?) at the same time now.

MayDayChild Fri 26-Aug-11 15:10:54

Dont give all three at once! They started that here and all the babies I know have been really poorly after it. Their mums all said they wished they hadn't done it.
Give their little bodies a chance to absorb one lot and wait 6 weeks before next lot.
My nurse at gp was perfectly content with this and said her personal opinion was not to give them all in one anyway.

The 12 month jabs is three injections and my son hasn't even had the third one yet, let alone the mmr. Which reminds me to book it!

choceyes Fri 26-Aug-11 15:52:43

Really MayDayChild? My DD who is 12.5 months is going to get the 12 month boosters and MMR in one in a couple of weeks time. Now I am having second thoughts.
My DS, also had all together and I remember him being quite ill after, not just immediately after but was ill on and off for weeks after.

tiktok Fri 26-Aug-11 16:29:44

MayDayChild - please be careful about giving dogmatic advice like this. There is really no evidence of harm associated with the current immunisation schedules, and they are soundly evidence based. The nurse at the clinic should keep her personal opinion to herself sad

RitaMorgan Fri 26-Aug-11 17:25:22

My ds recently had the 12 month boosters and MMR together and wasn't bothered in the slightest confused Other than one of the infection sites being a bit red and swollen for a day I didn't notice any side effects - none of my friend's babies have had a bad reaction either.

I didn't breastfeed him during or immediately after though as I didn't take him due to needle phobia - DP did instead.

Tabitha8 Fri 26-Aug-11 18:10:03

I understood that the reason they are now doing the "six in one" is to boost vaccination rates rather than for specific health benefits, if you see what I mean.

AngelDog Fri 26-Aug-11 22:40:23

DS had the boosters and MMR together and didn't have any side effects at all, although he did for earlier vaccinations.

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