Bot­tle-fed ba­bies are left-handed

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

Are you a leftie or a righty? The du­ra­tion for which a child is breast­fed may de­ter­mine hand­ed­ness or the dom­i­nant hand, says a re­search. In­fants who are bot­tle-fed are more likely to be left-handed than those who are breast­fed, sci­en­tists from the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton claim. The study does not im­ply, how­ever, that breast­feed­ing leads to righthand­ed­ness. Hand­ed­ness, whether it be right- or left-handed, is set early in foetal life and is at least par­tially de­ter­mined by ge­net­ics.

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