A female asked:
What should i know about feeding my baby following cleft lip repair surgery? my newborn baby boy has a cleft lip. we are scheduled for an appointment with a surgeon to discuss cleft lip repair surgery. how will i feed my child after the surgery?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joy Jacksonanswered
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Honestly : Honestly this is something only the surgeon can answer. I believe it depends on the type of surgery that is done (lip only or palate as well). Many children have this surgery and do very well afterward. Try not to worry. Make a list of questions for the surgeon so that you are well informed prior to making any decisions.. Best of luck.
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Dr. Gabriel Maloufanswered
Specializes in Dentistry
Agreed.: Because each patient is unique, management will be specific to your child. Write down your questions and make sure to address them with the surgical team when you meet. Odds are, they get this question often. Best :).
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. James Sidmananswered
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 42 years experience
Normal way.: In our cleft program, we suggest normal breast or bottle feeding after cleft lip repair. We do not recommend using a pacifier because the collar on the pacifier rubs on the cleft repair suture lines.
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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