Here is a listing of some of our favorite cleft information, support, and charity sites. Be sure to check them all out!
The mission of the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is to serve individuals and families affected by cleft lip/palate and other craniofacial conditions by connecting them to team care, providing education, and offering personal support. CPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to be the public service arm of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
The mission of Mia Moo is to inform, inspire, and improve the quality of life for children born with cleft lip/palate.
The mission of Cuddles for Clefts, Inc. is to send Cuddle Packs to those with upcoming cleft-related surgeries.
The mission of AmeriFace is to provide information and emotional support to individuals with facial differences and their families and increase public understanding through awareness programs and education.
The mission of cleftAdvocate is to educate and inspire families whose lives are touched by cleft lip and/or palate or other craniofacial anomalies.
Lentil, the cleft palate puppy with one big mission…to raise awareness for those with craniofacial differences and to teach all of us to be kind.
The way a cleft lip and/or palate will impact breastfeeding depends on its position and entity. Knowing what other parents have achieved is helpful in formulating realistic feeding expectations for breastfeeding.