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How much should a baby with a cleft palate eat?

How much should a baby with a cleft palate eat?

Healthy diet: Your child should consume a normal caloric intake with possible increases and additional supplementation in the peri-operative periods. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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How can I breastfeed a baby with a cleft palate?

How can I breastfeed a baby with a cleft palate?

Possibly: Some babies with an incomplete cleft palate are able to nurse. Otherwise you can express your milk and bottle feed with a specific nipple that has a flap to seal the palate while feeding. ...Read more

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How do I breastfeed a baby with a cleft palate?

How do I breastfeed a baby with a cleft palate?

With help: It can be difficult to nurse a baby with a cranio-facial problem like cleft palate. You'll want to work with both your cranial-facial team and a lactation consultant for specific-advice, and monitor baby's growth and intake. You may need to pump and feed at least some milk via bottle or other system to ensure baby gets enough, but that isn't always necessary. ...Read more

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Why is it difficult to feed a baby with a cleft palate?

Why is it difficult to feed a baby with a cleft palate?

Hole in top of mouth: The cleft of the palate prevents the baby from getting good, prolonged suction and will tire out quickly. There are a number of special cleft bottles that allow the baby to get milk easily without needing much suck. ...Read more

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How can I maintain a milk supply while expressing for my daughter with a cleft palate?

How can I maintain a milk supply while expressing for my daughter with a cleft palate?

Breast milk: Breastmilk can be continued to be supplied ad nausea him as long as one continues to either breast-feed or two pump. No concept of a wetnurse was a woman who continue to breast feed or pumping wanted to supply know for her own child or someone else's ...Read more

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How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

Ask the Surgeon: It really depends upon the surgery and results. Best answered by the surgeon. ...Read more

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How much should a newborn be eating?

How much should a newborn be eating?

Depends: A brand newborn (1-3 days old) may eat only 1/2 ounce at a time, but a rule of thumb is 2.5 ounces per pound, per 24 hours. Divided into 8 -12 feedings. If the baby is breastfeeding it's harder to gauge, so we usually follow urine output instead -- at least 6 - 8 wet diapers / 24 hours. ...Read more

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How old does a baby or toddler have to be to eat fush and seafood.?

How old does a baby or toddler have to be to eat fush and seafood.?

6 months: Fish is one of the top eight allergenic foods, and experts used to advise parents to wait until their baby's first birthday before introducing it. That advice has now changed. In 2008, the aap released a report stating that there's probably no reason to wait to introduce allergenic foods until your baby reaches a certain age. "there is no evidence that delaying their introduction prevents allergy. ...Read more

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I was born with a cleft lip. What is the chance that i will have a kid with cleft lip?

I was born with a cleft lip. What is the chance that i will have a kid with cleft lip?

~6%: Parent to child risk can best be calculated with a thorough review of the family tree and input from both sides of the family.A single affected patent will have ~6% risk per pregnancy if the other parent is not affected. Be aware that any pregnancy has some risk of a surprise at dellivery. A consultation with a genetic counselor could review all your risks. ...Read more

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How much a 3 mounth and a half baby should eat?

How much a 3 mounth and a half baby should eat?

Depends : Depends what milk he is feeding on. Breast milk is easily digested so he may feed every 3-4 hrs. Formula 3-4 ounces every 4 hrs should be fine. ...Read more

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How much should a 2 yo baby be eating?

How much should a 2 yo baby be eating?

1,200 calories: As a general rule children need 1, 000 + age x100 to grow an develop properly, but activity level can change this requirements. ...Read more

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How far along do you have to be for a prenatal ultrasound to tell if the baby has cleft lip or palate?

How far along do you have to be for a prenatal ultrasound to tell if the baby has cleft lip or palate?

Cleft lip: A structural assessment of the growing fetus, called a level ii ultrasound or a targeted ultrasound, is usually done at 18 - 20 weeks gestation. Sometimes abnormal structures can be picked up earlier but not always. ...Read more

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How often & how much should a 9 week old infant be eating a day?

How often & how much should a 9 week old infant be eating a day?

Feeding: A 9'week old baby should be on 5-6 feeding, taking 3-4 ox if bottle fed or breast feeding for 20-30 minutes 5/6 times daily. ...Read more

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What is a "healthy" amount of halloween candy a child should be allowed to eat?

What is a "healthy" amount of halloween candy a child should be allowed to eat?

Halloween candy.: Really one one or two pieces a day. If would be wise to get rid of (or donate) some of the candy and portion out the rest as treats, maybe one with lunch and one with dinner for a week or two. Then that's it. ...Read more

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Could I get some answers regarding a newborn baby with cleft palate?

Be specific: When asking questions on the site try to be as specific as possible. It is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked. Give some background for your question (type of condition, age of patient, etc).Then ask a specific question that corresponds to the material you have provided. The system can provide you with a lot of info. ...Read more

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How old does a child have to be in order to have cleft lip and palate corrective surgery? I'm hoping that the answer is sooner rather than later, given how this appearance will affect how a child is perceived by their peers.

How old does a child have to be in order to have cleft lip and palate corrective surgery? I'm hoping that the answer is sooner rather than later, given how this appearance will affect how a child is perceived by their peers.

Cleft : Cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common birth defects in america, affecting about 1 in 800 children. This condition is characterized by a minor or significant separation of the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth. The surgery performed to correct this condition is called a palatoplasty. Most plastic surgeons recommend a palatoplast be performed between 6 months to 18 months and the decision to perform this surgery is based on the extent of the birth defect, the child's age, speech development, facial growth and risk. While many parents wish for the surgery to occur earlier, most sugeries occur around 10-12 months of age. This age is ideal due to healing times at this age. Also, the area around the affected facial are hasn't had much time to grow, which can help speed up the recovery time. Children at this age may also not recall the surgery later in life. At this age, speech development is still in its infancy. It has been found that children who undergo this procedure after the age of three are prone to having speech development issues. There is always risk involved with any surgery. Work with your doctor to determine the best path for your child and his/her surgery to determine best timing for this procedure. ...Read more

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How much teeth should a child of 10 normally lose?

How much teeth should a child of 10 normally lose?

20 baby teeth: A child will normally have 20 baby (deciduous) teeth. These usually start to come into the mouth (erupt) when the child is around 6 months. The last baby teeth erupt around 2 years old. The baby teeth start to come out when permanent teeth start coming in. This usually starts around 6 years old and child will loose 8 front teeth. Around 10-12 years old, back 12 teeth come out. Ages can vary. ...Read more

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Cleft Palate (Definition)

Also called palatoschisis, it is a congenital fissure in the roof of the mouth, resulting from incomplete fusion of the palate during embryonic development. It may involve only the uvula or extend ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Cleft Lip (Definition)

A lip that ...Read more