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Hospitalization, breast-milk feeding, and growth in infants with cleft palate and cleft lip and palate born in Denmark.
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PMID:  18956929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the duration of postpartum hospitalization, duration of breast-milk feeding, and growth during the first year of life in infants with cleft lip and palate (CLP) and cleft palate (CP) are comparable to infants without facial clefts. DESIGN: Prospective data collection using a registration chart developed by the authors. SETTING: Special health care of infants with CLP/CP born in Denmark. PARTICIPANTS: All mature infants with CLP/CP born in 2003 and 2004 were included. Of 165 infants, 115 participated in the study. INTERVENTION: In Denmark, parents of children with CLP/CP receive counseling. This counseling is managed by specially trained health visitors/nurses and is initiated at birth. The counseling seeks to support parents' confidence in having an infant with CLP/CP and to initiate a relationship between the infant and the parents. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Duration of postpartum hospitalization, duration of breast-milk feeding, and weight and length at birth, 5 months of age, and 12 months of age. RESULTS: Hospitalization was 4 days and comparable to that of infants without CLP/CP. The infants with CLP/CP received breast milk but for a shorter period compared with infants without CLP/CP. Weights at birth, 5 months of age, and 12 months of age were identical with Danish growth references. CONCLUSION: The authors find the results satisfactory and believe that the counseling provided by the health visitors/nurses plays a part in the results.
Lisa Smedegaard; Dorthe Marxen; Jette Moes; Eva N Glassou; Cand Scientsan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1055-6656     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleft Palate Craniofac. J.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-29     Completed Date:  2009-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102566     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate Craniofac J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  628-32     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Centre for Communication, Department of Language and Speech Disorder, Herning, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Breast Feeding
Cleft Lip / physiopathology*
Cleft Palate / physiopathology*
Infant, Newborn
Length of Stay
Mother-Child Relations
Prospective Studies

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