My husband refused to do any shots for our baby. He is 7 month old now. I’m going to bring him to my country of Kazakhstan in 5 months to visit.
I believe that baby needs to be vaccinated no matter if he’s going to travel or not.
But my husband says that there is a chance of him being autistic after shots.
Everyone in my family, and his family got shots, and nobody was autistic. And many kids happen to be just fine. Our kid didn’t get even a flu shot. And flu is around all the time.
How would you act in this situation?
P.S.My husband is 22 years older. He is an American man. Never was married, never had kids. Very controlling about everything – even a food in our family. My fault of being too idealistic and not caring about real life stuff. But I was the one who delivered the kid, all naturally, went home 5 hours after delivery – my husband chose a center with such rules. And… he makes 6 figures a year. And we still don’t have any medical insurance for a baby… We don’t have a car, and that’s why I coudn’t go to the birth classes. He got a taxi to bring me to the maternity center and back. Left me there with no food, I was starved after the delivery – he didn’t leave any money, cell phone bills weren’t paid… I don’t want a baby be separated from the father. He loves him his own way. I never had father. But living like this – is it ok?.. P.P.S. I know I sound like a loser. I was a journalist in my country. Raised by a very controlling mother. Had AA in Music and Bachelor in English. Basically I escaped from her to US to do things my way. I was almost 24. Always wanted a full family. We live with my husband last 4 years. I’m 28, almost 29. I could have left all this time. But just lost the vision for my life. He is very educated. It kept me on leash – I love to learn. Just got my papers fixed last week. Sorry, for all of this. It’s not a typical question for Maternity section.