What are the signs and symptoms of a cleft lip or cleft palate?
A cleft can affect appearance, feeding, speech, hearing, teeth and also have a social impact.
Feeding a baby with a cleft can be challenging. These babies often take a long time to feed if the proper bottle and proper positioning is not used. It is important to call us so these concerns can be addressed.
Noisy breathing can be a symptom of a baby with a cleft palate and receding (small) jaw. These babies need closer monitoring by the physician and feeding specialist (occupational therapist).