I'm really glad to know that someone with cleft can be brought up to a beautiful adult... so cheerful and positive...
I've been quite worried that my daughter will end up blaming me for bringing her into this world when she grows old. Apparently it doesn't run in our families. Thus we took it really hard when we realised that she is born with a cleft palate.. She is now a yr old and learning how to speak & walk.
You have shown me that it can still be done, living in this beautiful world positively though you have gone through so much.
Thanks.. I will continue to try my best to be a good parent....bringing joy and happiness to my kids..
mrobida wrote:First, congrats on your pregnancy! And as others have said, you look fantastic!
I just thought I would give my two cents about feeding choices. We used the Haberman with our daughter (cleft palate) because that is what was given to us at the hospital. We had a lot of trouble with the nipple getting stretched out and too much milk coming out, resulting in alot of reflux. We were going through about a nipple every week or so, and at a cost of $10-15 per nipple, that adds up. We went back in to see the therapist to see about other feeding options around 4 months but I think by then, our daughter was set on the Haberman. I have heard others say that the pigeon worked well for them with less gas/burping problems than the Haberman. Since you know about your baby's cleft ahead of time, I would suggest maybe getting one of each type and then trying them both in the early days to see which one works best for you.
And, yes, this board is a terrific place for advice, support, and knowledge.
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