Dear Pro-Vaxers: Admit it. You don’t actually care about science.. Here's 4 reasons why.

If you've ever found yourself in a heated-discussion with an other parent about choosing not to vaccinate your children, you will know how frustrating it can be. 

Many (in fact, most) people are highly uneducated on the issue and seem to not want to listen to the real facts, as this goes against their belief system. 

People hate admitting when they have been wrong, and a large part of it is not wanting to admit that the government- a power which they believe is ultimately there to protect us, has been lying to them all along. 

Here are 4 scientific reasons as to why people vaccinate are unscientific - they just can't admit it.

1) Physical and distressing punishment

According to science, spanking and corporal, authoritative punishment creates mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, addiction, aggressive behavior, externalizing problems, and many other cognitive development issues. You are inherently teaching your child that violence leads to violence. Children act on the behaviors they see and learn. If you want to read more about the detriments of physical and isolating punishment here, here, here and here.

2) Errors in Breastfeeding.

Now this doesn't apply to all parents, as there are plenty of parents out there who breastfeed, but if 'science' is the reason you against vaccines and then go on to give your child formula and choose not to breastfeed, you are going against the 'science' you have put your faith in previously. According to studies, thousands of babies lives could be saved every year (823,000 to be exact, according to science) if all women breastfed their babies. One study done in Latin America found that, “Exclusive breastfeeding of infants aged 0-3 months and partial breast feeding throughout the remainder of infancy could substantially reduce infant mortality in Latin America.” You can read the study here. It is also proven that breastfed babies have better overall health than formula fed babies. 

3) Giving Kids Fast Food.

It seems pretty obvious, but if you didn't know already, fast food is bad for you. It's especially bad for your kids. In a crucial time when their bodies are growing, children need nourishment for healthy food, and yet with the numbers of childhood obesity increasing as they are, someone is giving children unhealthy food. 

The same parents who vaccinate their children in the name of science because it's 'good' for them. Eating unhealthy also significantly affects your mental health, according to [this] study. Many parents will give their children a shot under the guise that it's 'helping' them, and then ruin any chance of a healthy happy life by overfeeding them to obesity. Seems like a paradox doesn't it?

4) Using the 'Cry-it-Out' sleep training method.

A popular parenting method at the moment, however it is proven that letting a young baby/child cry themselves to sleep raises cortisol levels and negatively affects the infant’s sense of secure attachment to its mother. One study shows that the children of mothers who did not create a secure attahcment by responding to cries were more aggressive and anxious than children who had mothers that did. 

According to

Ainsworth and colleagues concluded that sensitivity on the part of caregivers, which centers on responsiveness to infants’ signals like laughing and crying, is the most important predictor of secure attachment (Siegler et al., 2011). Thus, the first two years, when attachment relationships are formed and when parents often turn to sleep training programs like the Ferber Method, are a critical time for parents to show responsiveness to their crying infants and offer comfort

Unfortunately, the Ferber Method and other training schedules of its kind that instruct parents to avoid responding to their infants’ cues of distress deliberately encourage a lack of parental sensitivity. The insecure attachment that we assert can follow is not merely a theoretical issue, as insecure attachment in infancy predicts a host of later undesirable outcomes. Jacobsen’s and Hofmann’s (1997) longitudinal study suggested that insecure attachment classification significantly predicted lower attention in school, higher insecurity about the self, and lower GPA at age fifteen. 

Furthermore, Dallaire’s and Weinraub’s (2007) work demonstrated that insecurely attached fifteen-month-olds were more likely to experience anxiety symptoms at 4.5 years than their securely attached peers who had weathered equivalent stressors. 

Finally, DeMulder, Denham, Schmidt, and Mitchell (2000) found that insecurely attached preschool boys and girls exhibited significantly more anger and aggression outside the home. Parents may gain sleep in the short-term after Ferberizing their infants, but they can expect to lose sleep as their children age and engage in these negative behaviors associated with lack of parental sensitivity.”

The point of this article isn't to shame parents for doing any of the above, its to point out the hypocrisy involved in the ignorance that surrounds vaccines. 

Parents who choose not to vaccinate their child are often seen as lacking in good parenting skills, and the opposite is seen to be true of those who choose to, but how many parents do know that lack in other ways? Like those mentioned above? No one is perfect but the next time you use science as a back up to explain your stance on vaccines, take a look at the 'science' involved in the other parenting methods you use.

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