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Does crying making babies' lungs stronger?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

But it also does not hurt the lungs.

In brief: No

But it also does not hurt the lungs.
Dr. Scott Katz
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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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