Feeding Your Baby With a Cleft Lip or Palate.

If you have a child with a cleft lip or cleft palate birth defect, you must be familiar with the difficulties that feeding entails. While it may be extremely upsetting and challenging to see your child suffer with a birth defect, it is important to remain calm and relaxed as it will help the child to also be relaxed during the feeding. If breastfeeding is not an option, remember that it is not your fault, and that there are other options. Feeding Options for Babies with Cleft Lip/Palate There are specialized bottles available that were designed with your baby's cleft palate in mind. These bottles can be outfitted with nipples specifically … [Read more...]