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comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
Not a useful answer. As noted by others, the creation of the VICF is not an objective argument against vaccinations, nor is the removal of liability from the pharmaceutical companies - since the fund was created to ensure that those who do experience the extremely rare serious adverse reaction could be compensated for it. It's a bit odd - claiming that removal of liability is a reason to not vaccinate, while also claiming that the fund set up to compensate families for not being able to sue the companies is also a reason to not vaccinate. That's rather circular...
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comment Vaccine reactions
Thimerosal (ethyl mercury) has been removed from nearly all childhood vaccinations used in developed nations. With the exception of trace amounts (less than 3 ug) or the flu vaccine, there is NO MERCURY IN VACCINES. Your final link is to a known anti-vaccination propaganda site, and the conclusion of 'vaccines were not responsible for the decline in diseases anyway' is also incorrect. None of those graphs present indicate the MORBIDITY of the diseases (their incidence), instead focusing on the mortality
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comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
The movie 'The Greater Good' is propaganda, plain and simple. It does not have supporting science or studies behind it. Your final link is to a known anti-vaccination propaganda site, and the conclusion of 'vaccines were not responsible for the decline in diseases anyway' is also incorrect. None of those graphs present indicate the MORBIDITY of the diseases (their incidence), instead focusing on the mortality.
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answered Do parents of teens need a locked liquor cabinet?
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comment Can “The risk of a baby not taking to breast after bottlefeeding may be decreased by using a finger and catheter.” be backed up by data?
Ok; when I had latching issues we used expressed milk in a shot glass (plastic). So the finger/catheter idea was WAY weird for me :D
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comment Can “The risk of a baby not taking to breast after bottlefeeding may be decreased by using a finger and catheter.” be backed up by data?
To be honest, I'm not really sure what you're asking? Are you suggesting the use of a finger or catheter for suckling purposes or?
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comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
I was allergic to both 'normal' formula and soy based formulas and my mother couldn't nurse me. I was given goat's milk until I started eating solids. I don't have any dairy problems now, though.
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answered Daughter won't take formula
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revised How much vitamin D does a toddler typically need?
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comment What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?
Could it be that he suckles fast to get a letdown, then just swallows as the milk flows? That's what happened with my son, at least. If that's the case or he's being a tad lazy, you could see if your wife could gently 'tug' (but not de-latch) at her nipple to encourage him to keep suckling continuously.
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answered What can be done if a breastfed newborn baby drinks too slowly?
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comment How to test whether my toddler is allergic to detergent?
Actually, those chemists don't disagree with me. Sodium cocoate is the sodium salt of fatty acids from coconut oil; lauric acid is the primary component of this oil. Lauric acid is the primary component for all three compounds I listed. Lauric acid is the acid which we use to create SLS by inserting the sulfate group - which your link shows. For what it's worth, I'm a chemist too.
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comment How to test whether my toddler is allergic to detergent?
Sodium Tallowate, sodium cocoate and sodium palm kernelate are the 'natural' forms of SLS - the compounds from which SLS is derived. They are also listed on your soap link as ingredients. If SLS is not listed as an ingredient, one of those compounds normally is, as they give the 'soap foam' to the soap.
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comment How to test whether my toddler is allergic to detergent?
You may not see SLS there, but as I mentioned earlier the 'natural' versions of it are present in most bar soaps, which is why I asked if you've been tested for those compounds. It could very well be the sodium tallowate, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate, or any of their corresponding acids. It's also possible it's the fragrance added to the soap, or EDTA.
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comment How to test whether my toddler is allergic to detergent?
Regular (bar) soap will most often have SLS/SLES. If you contact your allergist, you can ask for a specific skin test against those two agents, which will give you a better idea idea if it is those two that are causing it. Otherwise, the soap product I linked previously is a good point to 'switch out' for his detergent and bathing needs.
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comment How to test whether my toddler is allergic to detergent?
Yes, I read the background - you've gotten a cream for rashes, it doesn't mean you've tested him for the specific allergens which are in detergents, SLS and SLES. You can get detergents without SLS/SLES, but if the problem is the coconut/palm oil, then you're going to have issues finding a way to clean your laundry sans detergent.