• Question: Why do new born baby cry when they are born

    Asked by 226heaa28 to Dorcas, Mel, Priscilla on 2 Oct 2014.
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      Dorcas Kamuya answered on 2 Oct 2014:

      Hi 226heaa28,
      It is because their respiration (breathing system) begins to work and crying allows the baby to quickly get oxygen into his/her lungs. This is why when a baby does not begin to cry shortly after birth the doctors/midwives will try to make the baby cry.