School of Public Health

Breastfed babies are more likely to be right handed

Medical Newser
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Babies who are breast fed for a longer duration are more likely to be right handed finds a new study. The study titled, ‘Breastfeeding and handedness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data’, by Philippe P. Hujoel, adjunct professor in the UW Department of Epidemiology, is published in the journal Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition.