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Cleft lip is a deformity of the lip that occurs when it fails to join, or fuse, as a child is developing before birth. One or both sides of the lip may be affected.
Cleft lip usually occurs on the upper lip.
The goal is for every infant to gain weight. Babies born with cleft lips typically require special bottles for feeding. There are no changes to an infant's feeding following cleft lip repair.
If your baby has trouble with feeding, there are special feeding techniques that are helpful. Please contact the Plastic Surgery Office, 513-636-7181, or the Craniofacial Team, 513-636-4539.
It is normal for your baby to have some redness for a couple of weeks. Call your child's doctor if you notice:
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