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C-sections may affect babies' cognition

C-sections might affect babies' ability to focus

Researchers have shown that babies' delivered via a caesarean section have altered concentration capabilities compared to those born vaginally.

Dr Scott Adler and colleagues at the Department of Psychology and Centre for Vision Research at York University, Canada, have shown that a baby's spatial attention is influenced by method of birth.

Spatial attention is used to describe how well we are able to prioritize and focus on one particular area or object of interest.

It is known that very early birth factors such as baby weight at birth, method of feeding, use of epidural, and mother's age - to name only a few - impact the development of a child.

However, very little is known about how the method of delivery of...

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