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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-93

A feeding appliance for a newborn baby with cleft lip and palate

Department of Pedodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut - 250 002, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vivek Rana
Department of Pedodontics, Subharti Dental College, Delhi-Haridwar Bypass Road, NH-58, Meerut - 250 002, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.69149

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A child born with cleft lip and palate may experience difficulties while feeding. Obtaining a good seal of the oral cavity can be difficult due to the incomplete facial and palatal structures. Nasal regurgitation and choking are common in infants with cleft palate because of inability of the palate to separate the nasal and oral cavities. The case presented here is a 3-day-old neonate born with cleft lip and palate, assisted with a new feeding appliance made with ethylene vinyl acetate using pressure moulding technique in biostar machine for proper feeding.

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