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Cleft Lip and Palate

Frequently Asked Questions - Cleft Palate Foundation

If your baby is affected by cleft issues, these questions and answers may be helpful as you and baby begin your life together.

Review Date: October 29, 2014

Cleft Palate Foundation

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft lip/palate and isolated cleft palate are birth defects that affect the upper lip and roof of the mouth. Learn about other related health problems, treatments, and what to expect and do for babies born with these conditions.

Review Date: October 07, 2014

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Dental Care of a Child with Cleft Lip and Palate

Children with clefts may have special problems related to missing, malformed, or malpositioned teeth and require early evaluation by a dentist who is familiar with the needs of the child with a cleft. Learn about proper dental care for children born with a cleft lip and/or palate.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

Cleft Palate Foundation

Feeding Your Baby

This video will guide you through the special techniques and bottles to help create an enjoyable, satisfying and productive feeding experience for a baby with a cleft palate. Read the disclaimer and click on the bar to view the video.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

Cleft Palate Foundation

The National Craniofacial Association: How Do I Pay the Bills?

Dealing with the cost of medical treatment for your child can be overwhelming. Here is information about how to deal with health insurance companies and where to go for help to finance health care.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association

Understanding Cleft Lip & Palate: Guide for New Parents (Video)

Download or order this free video featuring candid conversations with parents and insightful information from some of the world's leading craniofacial experts about cleft lip and palate.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

Foundation for Faces of Children