Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:" basically...im in nursing school...just as the other girl who agreed and quoted me is an RN. we are ... [snip!] ... going to do what you want...and i don't care. if it makes your kid feel better, whatever. i just know i would never do it."
Basically, I have my BSN and have for several years. All of that is incorrect. There is no other "tissue" it shouldn't go. It is in the muscle. There is no place for it to go but there once it is there. Think about what you just said. They put the injections in the thighs because it is the "meatiest" part on the baby so it is the safest and the least painful place. No, you aren't going to damage tissue or cause anything to absorb faster than it is supposed to. If you are sitting there wrenching on the baby's leg and working it like you would an adults deep tissue massage, I guess you could cause some damage but, anyone with a shred of common sense wouldn't be doing that. There is also no "absorbtion rate" requirement on any vaccination. IF that was the case, there would be a larger mathmatical equation on how much, how fast, when and where on shot placement. You would have to measure the injection site prior to in order to get a "formula".
Simply medicating your child especially an infant will get you more of a "griping" than if you were to do a light massage after the shots. I am not sure what Dr is going to give you a griping for massaging the injection site, but I still don't see you backing it up with anything proving it is "dangerous". Pain medication is more dangerous than a massage.
Let's go for that again.