Does anyone else's Baby have a Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate??

  • Our baby Girl was born with one and just got her plate put in to help pull her palate forward. She will be 5 months old on the 11th and can just now start eating cereal and jar food by spoon. But she really don't know what to do with it when i put it in her mouth?? Any Suggestions on how to help her along with this?? Thanks!!

  • I think with something like this, as with any new skill for a baby, you just need to keep at it. Keep introducing it and let her tongue and mouth explore the sensation. She'll eventually figure it out and do what's natural.

  • This is common even for babies without a cleft lip or palate. Like writemommy said, just keep trying and she should get the hang of it.