The study claims babies who resemble their fathers become healthier

Feb 09 2019 07:10 PM
The study claims babies who resemble their fathers become healthier

Usually A baby can resemble the father as well as the mother but according to study this resemblance can affect the health of the baby. According to the study, the baby has gone on the father, they may have an edge in terms of attracting attention and deriving health benefits. The study focuses on the importance of a father's role in bringing up their child, suggesting that infants resembling their fathers at birth are more likely to spend time with them and in turn, be healthier by the time they are a year old.

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The researchers Solomon Polachek, Professor at the Binghamton University in New York said, Fathers are important in raising a child, and it manifests itself in the health of the child. He further said,  "Those fathers that perceive the baby's resemblance to them are more certain the baby is theirs, and thus spend more time with the baby.

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The research claims that infants who looked like their father at birth were healthier one year later, suggesting that father-child resemblance induces a father to spend more time engaged in positive parenting. The finding show, Non-resident fathers spend 2.5 days more per month with children they resemble.

Polachek said, "We find a child's health indicators improve when the child looks like the father...The main explanation is that frequent father visits allow for greater parental time for care-giving and supervision, and for information gathering about child health and economic needs>’


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