Parent Perceptions of Initial Feeding Experiences of Children Born with Cleft Palate in a Rural Locale

Written By: Meghan Snyder and Dennis Ruscello


A 29-item questionnaire was developed and administered to 26 families. The results were analyzed and summarized descriptively. The majority of parents reported initial difficulties with feeding their infants. They indicated the need to seek information and assistance from various sources. As a result of the findings, an informational resource was developed to inform rural health-care professionals of the early feeding issues of children born with CL, CLP, or CP.

Snyder M, Ruscello D. Parent perceptions of initial feeding experiences of children born with cleft palate in a rural locale. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2018:10(10);1-10.