WORLDWIDE — A study from Binghamton University reveals that babies who look like their father at birth are healthier when they reach their first birthday.
Researchers say the babies who resemble their father at birth are more likely to spend time together with them and, in turn, be healthier in their first year of life.
The study focused on 715 families in which babies live with only their mother. It was found that resemblance induces a father to spend more time engaged in positive parenting, as these fathers spent an average of 2.5 more days per month with their babies than fathers who didn't resemble their offspring.
"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," said Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at Binghamton University Solomon Polachek.
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