The researchers looked at about 34,000 people in the U.K., either born in 1958 or in 1970, and compare
d their social class at the age 33 or 34 with that of their fathers when they were children. Among the study participants, those who had been breast-fed were more likely to have moved up the social hierarchy in adulthood, which the researchers defined as having a job of higher social status than their fathers.
The study found that while breast-feeding increased the chance of moving upward socially by 24 percent, it also reduced the chance of sliding downward by 20 percent. | LiveScience
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