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Teen Mom OG Star Kailyn Lowry Hits Back at Criticism for not Vaccinating her Baby 

Kailyn Lowry is standing her ground after being slammed for admitting she no longer vaccinates her kids and didn’t vaccinate her youngest child Lux at all.

The 26-year-old mom spoke to Us on Friday, January 25, “I mean, I guess the only thing I can really say and continue to stand for is to parent how it’s best for your child and family. People don’t love everything I do, but I don’t shove my beliefs down anyone else’s throat. I know what’s best for my kids and other parents know what’s best for theirs.”

Lowry spoke openly about her decision to not vaccinate her children after a listener asked her for her opinion on an episode of the podcast “Coffee Convo.”

Lowry said, “I definitely think this is a controversial topic, and I don’t want to lose listeners because of my opinion — but, I did vaccinate Isaac, because to me, I didn’t know any better, and I gave — I let them vaccinate him with whatever they basically said that he needed. And I feel like I was ignorant, and didn’t do research, and didn’t know any better,” The Teen Mom OG star said of her 8-year-old son she shares with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera.

Lowry went on to talk about her second child, 4-year-old son Lincoln that she shares with ex-husband Javi Marroquin. The reality star began to read and learn more about the pros and cons of vaccinating your child. Lowry spoke to other mothers about vaccinations and watch a multiple “documentaries on Netflix.”

The mom’s youngest child 18-month-old Lux whom she shares with ex Chris Lopez hasn’t been vaccinated at all. “He hasn’t ever really been sick, and for me, I just think the more research that I do, and the more educated I’ve become, I just don’t vaccinate him.”

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Robert De Niro Suggests His Son’s Autism Is Linked To Vaccines

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During a Wednesday appearance on Today, Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro commented on the controversy surrounding the film, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Conspiracy.

The Godfather star, 72, suggested he believes that vaccines are connected to his 18-year-old son Elliot‘s autism.

“I think the movie is something that people should see… I, as a parent with a child who has autism, am concerned. I want to know the truth,” De Niro said. “And I’m not anti-vaccine, I want safe vaccines.”

He added: “There are many people who will come out and say, ‘No, I saw my kid change, like, over night, I saw what happened. I should have done something and I didn’t.’ So there’s more to this than meets the eye. Believe me.”

Although there’s been an overwhelming body of scientific research with no connection between vaccines and autism, the actor continued to discuss the controversial topic. “Let’s just find out the truth,” he urged.

When asked whether he witnessed a change in his son Elliot after being vaccinated, he said, “My wife says that. I don’t remember. But my child is autistic. And every kid is different.”

He added: “There’s something there that people aren’t addressing. And for me to get so upset here today – on the Today show, with you guys – means that there’s something there.”

In the documentary Vaxxed – directed by Andrew Wakefield, a gastroenterologist and medical researcher – Wakefield addresses the theory that vaccines are linked to cases of autism.

The film claims MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccines are linked to cases of autism. However, the notion has since been widely discredited and retracted from the journal it was originally published in.

Last month, De Niro revealed that Elliot has autism. The Little Fockers actor advocated for the film’s screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, although medical researchers have raised concerns about the film.

“Grace [Hightower] and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and examined,” De Niro said. “In the 15 years since the Tribeca Film Festival was founded, I have never asked for a film to be screened or gotten involved in the programming.”

Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School, urges the public not to watch the film.

“This is scientifically invalid and we were concerned that it was being dredged up – this fallacious concept, this myth – that vaccines are associated with autism, and because of Mr. De Niro’s personal standing and the admiration people have for him as well as the prestige of the festival, it would be a kind of validation,” Schaffner says.

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Mark Zuckerberg & Max: “Time For Vaccines!”

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New dad Mark Zuckerberg posted an updated photo with newborn daughter Max via Facebook Friday.

“Doctor’s visit — time for vaccines!” the Facebook founder, 31, captioned the image with his baby girl.

In celebration of the new year, the proud new papa recently posted a photo with wife Priscilla Chan and their daughter.

Last month, the new dad shared a shot of his daughter donning a cute Star Wars-themed costume.

The Facebook CEO and his wife, 30, welcomed their first child in November.

In a heartfelt announcement, Zuckerberg started his post by saying, “Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!”

He went on to say his family will give away 99% of their Facebook shares – $45B – over their lifetime.

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