Best Practice Resources
We have a complete library of Best Practice Guides to support partners as they provide top-quality, safe cleft surgery and comprehensive care.
All Best Practice Resources
Feeding Brochure and Video
Demonstrates effective techniques for breastfeeding a baby with a cleft and introduces safe practices for bottle, spoon, and/or cup feeding.
We produced a series of videos in partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University on cleft palate speech sounds and effective therapy techniques.
Comprehensive Cleft Care Recommended Timeline
The care timeline below details the most common comprehensive cleft care journey, from before birth through to adulthood. We recognize not all assessments and treatments mentioned here are yet available across our network of partner hospitals and that patients do not always return for consistent services. This timeline, therefore, represents an ideal and is meant as both a reference and as a guide to areas where we must continue to research and innovate.