Do you think a child who is exposed to bacteria in the birth canal will develop a better immune system than one delivered surgically?
We will be having our first child soon, and there is a chance it will be delivered by "c-sec". I think early exposure to bacteria has a huge impact on a child's immune system, as well as antibodies in the colostrum, and there are a few studies that agree. Do you think there is a safe way to introduce a newborn to these bacteria if it is delivered surgically? Maybe a swab taken from the vagina and rubbed on the skin?