Eli5 How do babies drink so much milk with such a small stomach?


Babies have a stomach the size of their fist, how do they drink 8 ounces of milk in one go?!?!?!?

In: Biology

Honestly, I’m curious of this also. They’re like little milk kegs and it’s both intriguing and unsettling.

The stomach stretches a great deal to accommodate all that liquid. Their belly will be extremely distended and firm after a good feeding.