Saturday, November 6, 2010

Babies Should Exclusively Drink Human Milk...Except They Need Cow Blood? Rotavirus Compilation

Every mama has heard it. Every mama knows it. Babies need to exclusively drink human milk for the first 6 months of their life. Because baby intestines are not fully developed for at least the first 6 months after birth, mamas need to protect their babies from foreign proteins (in other words, any non-milk substance, food, beverage, etc).  This is called maintaining gut integrity.

The following organizations recommend that all babies be exclusively breastfed (no cereal, juice or any other foods) for the first 6 months of life (not the first 4-6 months):

You can learn more about gut integrity here:

Now, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s immunization schedule, the official schedule that Americans follow, all infants receive the ORAL Rotavirus vaccine at 2, 4 and 6 months:

ORAL means just that: your baby will get a vaccine poured into the mouth. And it will contain this in addition to the viral strains:

RotaTeq Brand: Cell Culture Media, Fetal Bovine Serum, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic Monohydrate, Sodium Hydroxide Sucrose, Polysorbate 80

Rotarix Brand: Amino Acids, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Chloride, D-glucose, Dextran, Ferric (III) Nitrate, L-cystine, L-tyrosine, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenol Red, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Hydrogenocarbonate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium L-glutamine, Sodium Pyruvate, Sorbitol, Sucrose, Vitamins, Xanthan

Rotavirus vaccine being administered to a baby.

Want to know more about the Rotavirus vaccines?

The Rotavirus vaccines are live-attenuated vaccines. This means the virus is shed in the feces and saliva of the vaccinated baby. So vaccinated babies can spread the disease to others and they can contract the disease from their own vaccines. Besides, it only covers two serotypes. The older vaccine named Rotashield was pulled by the CDC due to overwhelming health reactions. Two vaccines remain on the market today: Rotateq, created by Paul Offit and produced by Merck, and Rotarix, produced by Glaxosmithkline.

The FDA discovered that both of the currently used vaccines are contaminated with a pig wasting virus.


Now as a mother to a vaccine free child, I am very upset that parents are not informed by their doctors that their recently vaccinated children pass this virus in their stools and can infect other people. How come the children who receive this contagious vaccine aren’t asked to stay home during the shedding period? Since everyone seems so worried about Rotavirus, wouldn’t this make sense? They have no trouble asking vaccine-free children to stay home during an outbreak.

Here is RotaTeq’s (approved in 2006) package insert link:

It says "Most common adverse events included diarrhea, vomiting,
irritability, otitis media (ear infection), nasopharyngitis, and

Below is the link to the government tracking site, VAERS. If you search under the vaccine
ROTHB5 you can see what has been reported to VAERS for this vaccine:

 "Finally, about 20 deaths occur each year due to rotavirus diarrhea
among children younger than 5 years,1, 6 for a cumulative incidence
by age 5 years of 0.000005 (1 in 195000 children)."

I also found this interesting, from: google

"To determine whether naturally acquired serum IgA and IgG
antibodies were associated with protection against rotavirus
infection and illness, a cohort of 200 Mexican infants was monitored
weekly for rotavirus excretion and diarrhea from birth to age 2
years. Serum samples collected during the first week after birth and
every 4 months were tested for anti-rotavirus IgA and IgG. Children
with an IgA titer >1:800 had a lower risk of rotavirus infection
(adjusted relative risk [aRR], 0.21; P<.001) and diarrhea (aRR, 0.
16; P=.01) and were protected completely against moderate-to-severe
diarrhea. However, children with an IgG titer >1:6400 were protected
against rotavirus infection (aRR, 0.51; P<.001) but not against
rotavirus diarrhea. Protective antibody titers were achieved after 2
consecutive symptomatic or asymptomatic rotavirus infections. These
findings indicate that serum anti-rotavirus antibody, especially
IgA, was a marker of protection against rotavirus infection and
moderate-to-severe diarrhea."

The CDC admits that the dangerous complications can be prevented by at home treatment:

“Home Management of Acute Diarrhea
Treatment with ORS is simple and enables management of uncomplicated cases of diarrhea at home, regardless of etiologic agent. As long as caregivers are instructed properly regarding signs of dehydration or are able to determine when children appear markedly ill or appear not to be responding to treatment, therapy should begin at home. Early intervention can reduce such complications as dehydration and malnutrition. Early administration of ORS leads to fewer office, clinic, and emergency department (ED) visits (37) and to potentially fewer hospitalizations and deaths.”

The FDA released a warning that the Rotateq vaccine can cause severe complications:

“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying health care providers and consumers about 28 post-marketing reports of intussusception following administration of Rotavirus, Live, Oral, Pentavalent vaccine (trade name RotaTeq), manufactured by Merck and Co., Inc. Intussusception is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the intestine gets blocked or twisted.”

Here's a good article about rotavirus:

Here is another statement by the FDA:

“Infection with rotavirus is a leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children in the United States and worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that rotavirus infection results in approximately 55,000 hospitalizations annually of infants and young children in this country. Death from rotavirus is rare in the United States. However, in developing countries, rotavirus gastroenteritis has been estimated to cause up to several hundred thousand deaths annually in infants and young children."

In 1999 RotaShield was pulled from the market because of 15 cases of intussception-
Note in here it states that 15 cases occurred, a higher number than expected.
And as of March of 2007 (the last time I checked) – 28 cases have been reported linked to
RotaTeq…and it’s still out there! And here one of the co-makers of RotaTeq comments on the 28 cases in the Associated Press (still trying to find the link)
Associated Press:

“It’s a known serious, life-threatening adverse event that is being seen at an expected level postmarketing. But because it is so serious, we asked the company to change the label,” FDA spokeswoman Karen Riley said.

Dr. Paul Offit, the vaccine’s co-inventor, said the 28 reports were well below the hundreds of cases one would expect naturally. He suggested the FDA wanted to “shake the tree” for more reports about the vaccine.

“I am actually encouraged by those data: 28 cases, when you would have expected at least 500 cases, that is really reassuring,” said Offit, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “I don’t see how those numbers suggest something’s awry. If anything, they suggest nothing’s awry.”

So how come RotaShield was pulled from the market due to 15 cases, a higher number than they considered normal, and RotaTeq with 28 cases is well below what one would expect naturally?

The similarity between the Finnish isolates and the bovine isolate NCDV suggests that they have diverged recently and that these human G 8 rotaviruses may be derived from a zoonotic infection, or alternatively, from the live rotavirus vaccine of bovine origin which has been used to vaccinate Finnish children.”

How to treat Rotavirus caused by the vaccine, by the vaccine shedding or naturally contracted:

Mothers share their personal experiences with Rotavirus:

Want to learn some interesting things about Zoology? This thread talks about Fetal Bovine Serum (pre-born cow blood) in vaccines and its possible affects. Rotateq ingredients include FBS and Polysorbate 80 among others. Interestingly, the studies used all the vaccine ingredients except the actual live virus on the placebo group!


  1. Well done. Just looking at that creamy mixture in the syringe made me sick. I still don't understand how common sense is so hard to use.

  2. It's important to stress that so far -- knock on wood -- the rotavirus vaccine is NOT mandated in any state. No matter what your pediatrician says, you do NOT have to agree to have your baby vaccinated with this terrible vaccine.

  3. UGH! How can mother's allow their child to swallow that?!

  4. I miss you & all your amazing info. hope you accont gets reinstated soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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