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Feeding a cleft palate baby

Feeding a cleft palate baby

Having a child born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate is difficult, especially when considering the extra work that goes into feeding.  Your baby will initially be in in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) of your hospital right after being born.  A feeding tube will be inserted through one nostril and will go down the back of your baby’s throat and into his stomach.  The nurses will attach a syringe and push formula or breast milk through that…

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