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17:41  17 september  2019
17:41  17 september  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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As anyone who has spent time with a newborn knows, babies are swaddled and be-diapered packages consisting of mucus, spittle, hiccups, and poop. With their ability to discharge seemingly any kind of liquid, it’s curious that they don ’ t actually produce tears when they cry.

Newborn babies cry a lot. It’s their only mode of communication to be able to tell mummy or daddy what they want and need. But what you may not have noticed, or noticed but never had the answer, is that newborn babies don ’ t produce tears . They just produce the sound of crying.

As anyone who has spent time with a newborn knows, babies are swaddled and be-diapered packages consisting of mucus, spittle, hiccups, and poop. With their ability to discharge seemingly any kind of liquid, it’s curious that they don’t actually produce tears when they cry.

The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears© leungchopan/iStock via Getty Images The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears

According to Live Science, newborns can fuss and wail without making tears. To understand why, it helps to know why we make tears in the first place. Watery eye discharge appears when sadness, happiness, or other strong emotions provoke a fight-or-flight response, prompting our eyes to well up to better protect them from perceived harm. Tears also help us alleviate stress.

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Babies don ' t cry - they don ' t have any tear ductsCredit: Getty - Contributor. But that lack of tear ducts can actually cause issues for babies who might produce tears without the necessary If you don ' t have fully functioning tear ducts, however, that liquid ends up spilling over the eyelids and

was mentioned that newly born (for initial 1 to 3 months) babies do not produce tear while crying. Actually, I have found this true. Now, I am wondering why is it so? Does any one know the reason Some 6% of newborns are born with a tear duct obstruction (in some online articles it stated up to 10

Infants' tear ducts are not fully operational at birth, however. They can cry and their eyes will get moist, but not enough tears are produced to result in noticeable dribbling. It’s not until three to four weeks after birth that babies are able to have full-fledged bawling sessions. In some babies, it can take up to two months.

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The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
The Reason Newborn Babies Don't Produce Tears
You won’t be able to squeeze much sweat out of newborns, either. Eccrine glands that produce sweat on the body don’t gear up until shortly after birth, and for a period of time babies will produce sweat only on their foreheads.

Of course, babies can’t walk, talk, or digest solid foods, either. Getting them up to speed on human functions takes time. The only thing that seems fully operational from day one are their vocal cords.

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