A Guide to Your Child's Cleft Lip and Palate
A cleft palate or cleft lip is the most common birth defect in the United States. One out of 600 children are born with this deformity, about 7,000 infants annually, just in the U.S. While many defects are discovered during the prenatal period, a cleft lip or palate may not be discovered until after birth. This can be naturally quite disconcerting for the parents. This article will help to alleviate your fears and tell you what you can expect.