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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 2 ( April-June, 2016 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Management of feeding Problem in a Patient with Cleft Lip/Palate

Babita Jangra

Keywords : Cleft lip/palate, Feeding appliance, Pediatric dentistry

Citation Information : Jangra B. Management of feeding Problem in a Patient with Cleft Lip/Palate. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016; 9 (2):143-145.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1351

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In a child with cleft lip and/or palate, nutrition is the first priority as for any other child. These children have specific physical limitations. To fulfill their nutritional requirement, these children need modifications in order to thrive and grow. Failure to adjust to these needs could place the children into a potential life-threatening situation. One of the immediate problems to be addressed in a newborn with cleft lip/palate is difficulty in feeding. Nasal regurgitation and choking are common because of inability of the palate to separate the nasal and oral cavities. The case presented here discusses the management of feeding problem in the infant with cleft lip/palate. How to cite this article: Goswami M, Jangra B, Bhushan U. Management of feeding Problem in a Patient with Cleft Lip/Palate. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016;9(2):143-145.


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