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Doctor insights on: Reflex Lip Quivering When Baby Cries

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The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal? 

The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal? 

May be thrush: Thrush is a whitish coating inside the mouth (on the tongue, inside the cheeks, the gums, etc...) caused by an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Candida is normally in people's mouths, but in small amounts so is invisible. Thrush is non-urgent if a baby is behaving fine, but should be evaluated by a primary care doctor who can prescribe medication if needed (no over-the-counter treatment available). ...Read more

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If babies have blisters on the top of their lip and all on the bottom lipdoes it hurt them?

If babies have blisters on the top of their  lip and all on the bottom lipdoes it hurt them?

These are usually: " sucking blisters, " & they don't hurt the baby. If they are fluid-filled, a pediatrician needs to evaluate the baby to rule out an infectious disease. ...Read more

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When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

When is babies eyes, nose, lips etc. Determined?

Conception: There are minor environmental or other issues that have a small impact, but the information that defines what these shall be/look like is set at the time of conception. The DNA data that results when the parents information is passed will determine the what the final potential will be. If your question is when during pregnancy, be assured that all external features are finished by 12 wks. ...Read more

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Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks ?

Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks ?

PREGNANCY: The ultrasound reading will tell you if there is any problem with the baby. Sometimes there is some technical errors. ...Read more

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Is it true that only babies can have cleft lip?

Is it true that only babies can have cleft lip?

Sort of: Cleft lip is a birth defect, and is always present at birth. It cannot develop later. Not all people are able to get their cleft lip repaired as babies, and so we often repair cleft lips at whatever age the patient comes in. This is commonly done even in adults in developing nations. ...Read more

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Is there a charity for babies born with cleft palate or deformed lip?

Operation smile: Operationsmile.Org is an international charity that helps children with cleft lip and palate. 1-888-677-6453. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if babies with cleft lip/palate need strapping to upper lip?

Can you tell me if babies with cleft lip/palate need strapping to upper lip?

Some do this.: Some surgeons do taping prior to surgery, but most do not. There are other, more effective ways to bring the edges closer together prior to surgery if that is necessary. ...Read more

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Is low folate (folic acid) why babies have cleft lip and palate?

Is low folate (folic acid) why babies have cleft lip and palate?

Not known: There are neural tube defects related to low folate (folic acid) levels during pregnancy but cleft lip and palate is principally felt to be related to environmental toxins and/ or genetic inheritance. Folic acid deficiency is still being investigated as a possible cause. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for correcting a cleft lip/palate in babies?

What are the treatments for correcting a cleft lip/palate in babies?

Surgery: Only surgery will correct cleft lip or palate. Most surgeons in the u.S will do the lip repair at about 6-10 weeks old, and the palate repair at 10-12 months old. Of course there are variations in this depending on the surgeon, the hospital, and the individual baby's situation. ...Read more

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