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The content of this video is provided solely for educational purposes. It is not a substitute for medical advice provided by a physician. It is intended for use by parents, caregivers, and nurses caring for infants with cleft lip and/or cleft palate, not for infants with more complicated craniofacial conditions. The content does not represent the only, nor necessarily the best, feeding method or equipment appropriate for your infant’s situation. Consult with your treating physician before proceeding to use any of the information presented in this video.
Feeding Your Baby will give you the facts you need to feed a baby with a cleft. Whether you are a new parent or caregiver, a doting relative or a health care professional, 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. Feeding Your Baby includes step-by-step instructions for using a variety of special bottles demonstrated by families who once had the same questions and concerns you may have now. The video includes a frequently asked questions (FAQ) segment as well as breastfeeding and cleft palate treatment team information.
Click here for the booklet version of our feeding information. This booklet contains the same feeding information discussed in the Feeding Video. You can use this booklet as a helpful read-along to the video or as a quick, print-out reference when you and your family have feeding questions.