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Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?

Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?

Talk to Drs: That dose is not a real dose. If you have concerns about your baby's anesthetic, please discuss it with your anesthesiologist. ...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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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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My baby has a cleft palate. Where can I get special bottles to feed my baby?

Easy: Either your pharmacist or your nearest cleft palate center should be able to help. Babies with cleft palates often have difficulty generating enough suction pressure without the use of special nipples if they are bottle fed. ...Read more

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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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What kinds of problems can my baby with a cleft palate have?

What kinds of problems can my baby with a cleft palate have?

Development, feeding: Unlike the isolated cleft lip, a child with a cleft palate (with or without a cleft lip)can have problems with feeding, hearing, speech and tooth/jaw development. A minority of cleft palate infants with a small lower jaw may also have breathing problems. A nurse specialist in cleft care should assist mother in developing a satisfactory feeing program for her infant shortly after birth. ...Read more

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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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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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What happens if you had a cleft palate when you were a baby can it effect your singing?

Cleft palate: Depending on the severity of the cleft and the surgical corrections it there could be some effects on speech and singing. But if it has not effected you yet, it will not effect you. ...Read more

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Cleft Palate (Definition)

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 through the entire ...Read more


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Cleft Lip (Definition)

A lip that ...Read more