has anyone gave there baby rice cereal if they were born without a palate?

Felicia - posted on 10/18/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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is it ok to give my son who was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate, baby rice cereal? He is not gettin full off of just formula but im scared to give him baby rice cereal like i did with my daughter when she was his age, just because he has no palate

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Robyn - posted on 10/19/2011

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Absolutely if he is old enough, you might need to just play around with the thickness of it to get it right for him. I started my son around 6 months on oatmeal & he loved it. He had a tougher time between 9-11 months with stage 3 & the chunkiness. He did not have his palate surgery until 11 months old.

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Donna - posted on 12/29/2011

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Yea you can but have a burp cloth handy becasue it can get messy. My son always had his baby food and cereal come out his nose. Good luck!!

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