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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.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 12 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Pectus excavatum

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