Byline: Jenny Hope
CHILDREN born after a Caesarean section requested by their mother are calmer with fewer emotional and behavioural problems, researchers claim.
They say that during preschool years the youngsters are much less likely to suffer problems such as anxiety, aggression and attention disorders.
And they found those born with the help of forceps or a suction cup were 40 per cent more likely to be affected by such problems including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
The study, involving 4,190 preschool children from southeast China, looked at the different modes of delivery and links with childhood behaviour.