Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate: Signs and Symptoms

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).