20Their First Breath
As soon as babies are born, they start learning how to adjust to life outside the womb and one of the first things they learn is how to breathe. This is arguably the biggest life-changing experience they undergo. The first breaths are usually shallow and irregular because they are adjusting
to breathing on their own.
The liquid in the lungs comes out and air immediately replaces it as the baby catches his or her first breaths. To help this process to go on even more smoothly, doctors can encourage the baby to start crying, and as a result, this helps to open up the lungs for air even better. With each breath, air is inflating the lungs and breathing becomes easier and regular.