How do I feed my baby with cleft lip and palate?
Babies with a cleft lip are often able to breastfeed but babies with a cleft palate are not, because the open section in the roof of the mouth results in loss of suction. Bottle-feeding is therefore recommended.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 16 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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