Will our babies be affected by their mother's weak immune system?
June 26, 2009 11:15 AM Subscribe
My wife's mother did not breastfeed her; she was fed formula until she was weaned.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (41 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There was no medical reason for this fact. It was a matter of convenience for my mother-in-law. My wife has a pretty weak immune system; she will tend to get whatever is going around. I cannot help but think that this is due, at least partially, to the fact that she never ingested her mother's colostrum. How will this affect our (future) children? Will they similarly be affected, even if my wife breastfeeds them? If so, is there anything we can do to mitigate the issue?