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Subject: Why do newborn babies smile when they get wind?

Date: Sat Oct 17 04:05:30 1998
Posted by Eve
Grade level: other
School: nope, no school... not yet!
City: Melbourne State/Province: Victoria
Country: Australia
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 908615130.Me

Umm.. that's my entire question.  I know that an answer will not put 
an end to my son's gastrointestinal dramas but I would really like to 
know the answer anyway...

Why do newborn babies seem to 'smile' when they get wind?  That is, 
what is the physiological process behind this tricky reaction?



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