Can Newborn Babies Breath Underwater?

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Newborn babies can breathe underwater, but only for a short time. This is also only possible before the umbilical cord is cut, as the baby will use this to 'breathe' before it can use its proper lungs. The baby will not take a breath of air until it is above the water's surface.
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Only while the umbilical cord is still attached.
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1 Additional Answer
Newborn babies can breathe underwater if they are provided with adequate training. Water is a natural environment for a baby where they feel safe and secure within. Water also helps a baby's sleeping and feeding habits.
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