Very Good Outcomes for Cleft Palates

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Very Good Outcomes for Cleft Palates
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 6:03pm

The following article contains some basic information about cleft palates, and how they are treated.  I thought it was a good, overall source if you are just starting on this journey and need something to send to family and/or friends:

Each year about 7,000 American children are born with an oral cleft defect, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that their lip hasn't formed completely and isn't closed properly in the case of cleft lip or, in the case of cleft palate, that there's a hole in the roof of their mouth.

The good news, though, is that the condition is treatable.

Find the complete article at: http://healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=665127&source=govdelivery

For BTDT moms, do you have any advice you'd like to share to our new moms?