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Dr Brown’s® Specialty Feeding System: Babies with cleft lip/palate cannot generate enough suction typically to breast feed or feed from a bottle without a paced feeding valve. These bottles include that valve and ensure your little one is able to eat without frustration and gain and maintain a healthy weight.
Dr Brown’s® PreVent Pacifier™: Babies with cleft lip/palate cannot generate enough suction to keep a typical pacifier in their mouth. The PreVent™ design provides a wider nipple so that the pacifier will not fall out.
Both Dr. Brown’s® Specialty Feeding System and Dr Brown’s® PreVent Pacifier™ are available at the following online retailers: Drbrownsbaby.com or Amazon.com
VIDEO: Sandi Aubuchon, President of Dr. Brown’s Medical discusses nutrition for kids with cleft and craniofacial conditions
Wrap Carrier: Babies born with a cleft lip/palate have a challenging feeding experience before the corrective surgery takes place. A wrap carrier is considered to be essential to hold your baby upright for 30 minutes after every feed to ensure they keep their milk down and make it easier for them to breathe. The carrier also allows the parent to get things done while the baby sleeps and provides quick access to take the baby in and out of the carrier when the parent is alone.
Boppy: Similar to the wrap baby carrier, the boppy serves two purposes. First, to aid in keeping the infant upright while feeding (to avoid them throwing up their milk from their nose and mouth) and gives the feeding parent’s arm a break! And second, when the little one is put down for a few minutes after feeding (another arm break!).
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The myFace Welcome Baby Newborn Craniofacial Care Kits are distributed to comprehensive craniofacial care teams at hospitals across the United States with a focus on underserved populations and communities. The packages are not currently being distributed to individuals. If you are interested in obtaining a Newborn Craniofacial Care Kit, please ask your healthcare provider or community health organization to contact myFace’s Senior Program Director Sandy Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org