16 Nov What to do if your Child has Cleft
Posted at 12:44h in About Cleft
You should visit facilities which provide complete guidance in this area. these facilities have teams of medical professionals, from surgeons to psychologists, who all specialize in treating cleft lip and/or palate. This should happen very soon after your baby is born.
Your baby will need surgery to repair the cleft and may need further help with feeding. If your baby has a cleft palate, they may need help later on with speech and hearing. Like everything else, this is taken care of by the cleft specialists in the Cleft Teams, who will monitor your child until they are 18-20 years old to ensure any issues are being dealt with.