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Dr Terri MD Jul 25
A baby born with a cleft lip without cleft palate may also need extra help with feeding. However, most babies with cleft lip can feed from the breast or a normal bottle.
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Dr Terri MD Jul 27
The most immediate concern for a baby with cleft palate is good nutrition. The opening into the mouth from the nose causes a leak of air that prevents effective suction.
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Dr Terri MD Jul 25
Did you know? A gene defect inherited from one or both parents prevents the lips and mouth from joining during development in the womb.
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