Cleft lip/palate possibility...

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-24-2011
Cleft lip/palate possibility...
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Sat, 12-24-2011 - 8:19am

I just had my 21 week ultrasound and there is now a concern of my baby boy having a cleft lip/palate. I will go for a stronger ultrasound at a bigger hospital (hopefully very soon) to see if there really is a cleft issue. I'm praying that they see nothing and my little boy is fine. I am however a reseacher at heart and have been doing my homework on this subject and the possibility of still breastfeeding. I nursed my other son for 13 months and had intended to so with this child. I believe that nothing can compare or replace mother's milk and started looking into pumping exclusively should my son have this issue. Do any other moms have experience with my situation? I'm stessing out about not being able to give the best to my son like I did for his big brother and also stressing over not knowing if my baby has a cleft.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Mon, 12-26-2011 - 8:13pm
I don't have experience with a cleft palate, but I have been on the board for well over a year and have encountered several moms on here over that time who are pumping for just that reason. Hopefully some of them are still around and can help you out! I hope your next ultrasound reveals that everything is just fine, and if not, that you are reassured by all the moms on here that you can still do the very best for your little one by EPing!

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