This handout was based on the original by Dr. Cate Crowley, Miriam Baigorri, and Jayne Miranda for Dr. Crowley’s international work in East Africa. It is a parent friendly single page document with easy to understand language and accompanying illustrations to help parents understand the basics of feeding a baby with cleft palate using a cup or the breast. This document reviews the most important information for any parent to remember when feeding a baby with cleft palate. Many topics are touched on, including positioning, quantity, and frequency of feeding. Due to concerns, specifically in this region, about bacteria multiplying quickly in the nipple of a bottle.
Cleft Palate Directory