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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does crying making babies' lungs stronger?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: It does help to open them at birth, and might strengthen the breathing muscles, but it does nothing for the lungs themselves (good or bad).
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: But it also does not hurt the lungs.
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