Yes, it has been shown that the mother's microbiome affects her offspring. For example, there are studies on how the maternal microbiota influences the obesity of her offspring. Transmission can occur at different times, such as during pregnancy, childbirth, the first days of life or breastfeeding.
Can the microbiome affect offspring?
By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/04/2022
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).