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Effects of Cleft

Common consequences of cleft include feeding problems. Many children become undernourished and some even die because they cannot intake enough mother’s milk. Due to their appearance and beliefs among the society, many cleft children suffer social isolation and feel hesitation going to school. Moreover, speech as well as hearing problems hamper their social interaction.

The good news is that cleft can be treated very well!