A Innovative Technique - Modified Feeding Bottle for a Cleft Palate Infant ZM01-ZM02
Dr. Vinuta Hiremath,
Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, KLE VK institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum-590010, Karnataka, India.
Cleft lip and cleft palate are one of the most common craniofacial anomalies. Infants suffer a lot of difficulty in sucking during the initial few days after birth. There is even psychological stress to the parents due to improper feeding and the infants lose weight and are prone to nutritional insufficiency. Due to recent advancement in the medical field, there is a total repair of cleft lip and cleft palate and these procedures are performed in the later stages of infants. It is the multidisciplinary approach which includes pedodontist, oral surgeon, prosthodontist and speech therapist. In this article, the technique is highlighted to fulfill the feeding problem of infants in the early stages of birth with a modified feeding bottle.