Cleft Lip & Palate Association - cleft palate and breast feeding

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Born with a Cleft Palate | La Leche League International cleft palate and breast feeding


Despite moms' concerns, breastfeeding a baby with a cleft lip or palate is often possible. Moms working through such special feeding needs.

The NHS recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby's life, but feeding issues caused by a cleft lip and/or palate can make.

Some mothers learn how to breastfeed their baby (who may have any variation of cleft lip and/or hard and soft palate) from birth, or at some stage along the.