Is there any research which indicates whether breast milk or formula is best in the first three months for babies in highly autoimmune families? My daughter is mix feeding 10 day old baby as her own milk has been low, so by expressing, formula and breast, baby is gaining weight. She is unsure which to adopt if she can establish breast feeding due to a reluctance to compromise baby's autoimmune system. I think I recently read a research article regarding IgG incidence in breast fed babies.
She is diagnosed PCOS and was hypothyroid after first baby. She was prescribed metformin to achieve a successful pregnancy. She is also much much better gluten free. Her brother is diagnosed Coeliac. I have Hashimotos and am infinitely better gluten free, untested for Coeliac.
Her cousins on my side have multiple allergies including asthma, eczema and anaphylactic shock. Her cousins on her dad's side have chronic IBS so have not had children.
Any sources of information would be appreciated . . . Thanks