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If Your Baby is Born with a Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate, Here’s What You Should Know

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It is rare these days to see a person walking down the street with a cleft palate or a cleft lip. Part of the reason that is true is that the surgical procedures have gotten so good at repairing the cleft palate or cleft lip it is hard to even notice there was a problem in the first place. If surgeries are done properly and at the right time, there is no reason not to believe a person cannot look as though they never had a cleft palate or a cleft lip, to begin with.

According to the CDC, it is estimated that roughly 2,650 babies are born every year with a cleft palate and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip. The cleft lip and the cleft palate are types of birth defects that can affect a baby’s ability to eat and breathe. These problems could lead to sleep issues and more severe breathing issues, ev

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