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Questions for your doctor on cleft lip and palate

Preparing questions in advance can help parents have more meaningful discussions with their physicians regarding their child’s treatment options. The following questions related to cleft lip and palate may be helpful to you and your family.

  • How severe is my child’s cleft?
  • What other problems is my child likely to experience due to his/her cleft?
  • What specialists will be involved in my child’s treatment?
  • Will my infant require special feeding methods?
  • What surgeries will my child need to treat his/her cleft?
  • At what age can the surgeries be performed?
  • How long will it take for my child to recover following these surgeries?
  • What will my child’s speech therapy involve?
  • How much is my child’s scar likely to fade over time?
  • Now that I have had one child with cleft lip and/or palate, how likely is the birth defect to occur in any subsequent children?

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