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This time…mom sent me an interesting fact.

One that I actually had to research because it fascinated me.

Here is what she sent:

FACT: Newborn Babies Cannot Cry Tears For At Least 3 Weeks

Here is the research that I found:

Is it normal for my baby to cry without tears?

In most cases, yes. Babies’ tear ducts are still developing after birth, and it’s normal for them not to shed tears for the first few months, says pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, editor of The Wonder Years: Helping Your Baby and Young Child Successfully Negotiate the Major Developmental Milestones.

Most babies start crying tears around 2 weeks of age, but some can take longer. “Usually by the 2-month checkup, they’re there,” says Altmann.

Some newborns develop clogged tear ducts, which means they can make tears but the tears aren’t draining properly. Accumulated tears can create a gooey yellow discharge, which your child’s doctor may treat with drops or an ointment. The doctor will also instruct you how to clean your baby’s eyes and massage the tear duct, if necessary.

 

LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY!!!

 

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