Just got back from my son's 9 month app -he's actually 10 months so I was a little late. Well, he's doing fine. I spoke to our ped about vax's because I've been opting out since his 4 month shots. I told him that I wanted to wait until he was one and then start giving him his shots on a monthly basis. Well, it ended up that he got one shot today, as well as getting poked to check for anemia (bc the doc thinks I'm not feeding him enough solids..) When I asked him if we should create a shot schedule or just do month to month he said that it could be month to month bc it didn't really matter since it would be a made up schedule. Is this true, it doesn't matter or is there a preferred schedule? I've heard of Dr. Sears recommending a certain schedule but haven't bought his book to check on it yet. Are certain vax's best at a certain age/time? And, the ped mentioned concern for vaxing him each month because he was worried that it would create a fear factor, this does concern me, but I'm not sure how many months apart I should put b/w vax's then.
Also, how do you mama's deal with the situation. I'm terrible at this, when he was tiny and did get his shots I would get so upset and it didn't change today. I was okay for his actual shot but by the time he had to go to the lab for his finger poke I asked for someone else to hold him bc I was starting to freak out and I didn't want to get him nervous. I'm not squeamish about blood or anything but I can't stand my son being hurt yet I feel guilty if I hold him and guilty if I don't.
Thanks ladies, this a tough topic and any advice will really help