Hiya people...hope you don't mind me butting my nose in, but this post caught my eye...I'm from the crohns forum here at HW...I was breastfed, although I doubt my mom consumed much, if any, omega 3 fatty acids through her pregnancy with me and/or while breastfeeding...she breastfed me for a yr (long ey!) and I suffered with severe eczema for about 2 and a half yrs as a kid (btwn the ages of 9-almost 11yrs old)...she did however breastfeed all of my siblings, but one had trouble with breastfeeding so it didn't last long and that particular sibling never had eczema...infact no one besides me did....
but like I said, I'm from the crohns forum and there's the predisposition for developing CD and it's related to bacterial over-growth and a poor immune system, both which I feel, from things I've read, are possible contributing factors to eczema as well. From my undrstanding eczema is hereditary/genetic and if you're predisposed to it, it's a matter of what triggers it...the immune system is a whacky thing isn't it!
Regardless, I am a firm believer in breastfeeding because it's still a very healthy choice in helping babies build up their immune systems, but sometimes genetics can breakdown those barriers unfortunately...still, always better to breastfeed then not, my CD and my eczema could have been even worse off had my mom not breastfed me right!