Babies Aged 2.5 Months Have Difficulty Feeding After Vaccination?
Hello doctor, I have a baby aged 2 1/2 months, coincidentally on May 31, he just took the 6 in one vaccine (DPT, Polio, Hepatitis and HiB Disease), his child’s doctor told me that his DPT was non-feverish, the next day my child Full sleep from early in the morning (about 2 o’clock), in the morning we had a fever, but we followed the pediatrician’s advice to give milk to find out if he had a fever again or not. My child can drink up to 8-9 bottles, but the frequency is reduced to 5-6 bottles. Is this the effect of the six in one vaccine? R n r nAnd is it natural for children of my age to be given the 6 in one vaccine? R n r nThank you
Hello Mrs. Novanka,
To better understand the vaccination schedule, you can see the table from the Indonesian Pediatrician Association: IDAI Immunization Schedule
After looking at the schedule table, it can be concluded that at the age of 2 months, the schedule is for the 6 immunizations, namely Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, HiB and Polio. Regarding the choice of 6 in one, which is separate, non-fever or which can cause fever, the benefits are more or less the same, although sometimes what is claimed to be non-fever can still cause low-grade fever. This choice is usually based on the consideration of the pediatrician or their parents.
Naturally, if the newly immunized child is a little reluctant to breastfeed, it could be due to more drowsiness, pain at the injection site, feeling unwell, and so on. This usually gets better within a few days. If this continues and is accompanied by other symptoms such as laziness to breastfeed, inactivity, looks weak, or other symptoms that worry you, you should bring it back to the pediatrician.