JOHN BAVOSI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN BAVOSI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Newborn baby's digestive system. Artwork of the digestive organs of a newborn baby. In the head, the mouth and throat are shown, with the three paired salivary glands: parotid (by the ear), sublingual (below the tongue) and submandibular (below the lower jaw bone). The larynx and the upper part of the trachea are partly shown. To its right, the oesophagus (gullet) descends to the stomach, Behind the stomach is the pancreas (yellow). The liver is next to the stomach, with the gall bladder (green). Lower down are the small intestines (coiled), with the large intestines surrounding them, ending in the rectum (bottom). Solid food is not suitable for newborn babies.
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