This is Tulip. Mom is taking care of her because she has a cleft lip, but luckily her palate is entact. She's skinny at the moment because the other puppies were pushing her away and she had issues feeding due to her lip, but she has already gained 3 ounces and mom has only had her for one day! I got to meet her last night and she is a strong girl who was very hungry and slept very happily after her feedings. She looks a little sickly in these pics because of her feeding issues, but I can see that she will bounce back quickly and we will be seeing her all rolly and ploppy looking in no time. And she will be getting surgery to repair her cleft lip once she's older. #cleftlip#cleftlippuppy#frenchton#cleftlipdog#frenchbo#squishyfacecrew#flatnosesociety
When you feel weak, it's ok to call on help to find your own strength. Lakshmi has helped me learn a lot about myself and lent me her strength to get through tough times.
Finally *beginning* to feel better from my surgery last week & looking forward to further healing. Reconstructive surgery is not for the faint of heart. Shoutout to the boy at the hospital with an apparatus screwed in his head to help fix his cleft palate. I learned a lot about strength from our meeting 💙 kids have so much to teach us!
💙 (Story): Good day everyone! My name is Michael Petilona. 31 years of age. And I just want to share a short testimony of my life. I was born with a cleft lip and palate. Growing with a cleft is not that easy. I just thank God I have very loving and supportive parents. And I also thank God for the talents that He has given me. I can sing, dance and also very sporty. Right now I'm working as an financial consultant and thank God I'm doing well right now. Please also pray for me as I will be taking CPA Board Exams this coming October 2018. Thank you @CleftProud for this privilege and for everything you do for all of us. God bless you all. I am #CleftProud ! 💙
Our littlest girl is one month old today and I managed to catch a (wind) smile on camera. 😍
One month of hospital life. One month of watching so many cannulas be put in, multiple blood tests, countless litres of fluids be pumped into you and yet a month of endless cuddles.
It's been a tough month and we still have a while to go, but it's a whole month of you showing us just a fraction of your strength.
Harlow, you are the strongest girl I know.
Happy one month my little love! 💕
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Amy Barron was 20 weeks pregnant with her third child when she found out her daughter, Lila, would be born with a cleft lip. After researching options with her husband, Josh, they decided to go to Riley Hospital for care. “We were willing to go anywhere, but ultimately decided she would get the best care at Riley.” After two successful surgeries, Lila is now living a normal life in Evansville.
✨⭐️👑🐯🐡🌼🌻🌞🌙💫⚡️🍋🍌🎷💛⚠️ Be you! Wear bright colors, dance in public, make silly faces with your friends, lip sync in the mirror! Don’t be ashamed of the goofier parts of yourself. They can be some of the most endearing parts of you. ✨⭐️👑🐯🐡🌼🌻🌞🌙💫⚡️🍋🍌🎷💛⚠️ Since I recently turned 25, I’m going to share 25 facts about me:
1. My name is Sarah Jihad Al-Tayeb
2. My momma is Salvadoran and my dad is Jordanian.
3. I am Gemini Sun & Moon and Cancer Rising
4. I was born with a unilateral cleft lip. Ya boo is #cleftstrong
5. I was born with right lung stuck to my esophagus
6. I had 2 surgeries when I was born one for my lung and esophagus and another for my #cleftlip
7. I wear glasses cause I’m near sighted, but I switch with contacts cause I like showing off my eye makeup.
8. My favorite color is yellow, but a bitch wears hella black.
9. I’ve been vegan for 6 years and no it’s not a phase.
10. My goal is to someday open a vegan Central American cafe in LA. Even if I’m not the first one here I’ll still open one. I wanna make my momma proud. She taught me all she knows.
11. I recently got into the food industry a year ago with no experience other than cooking and baking at home.
12. FOOD IS MY PASSION
13. I like all types of music but I lean into hip hop and rock.
14. I’ve lived in Los Angeles my entire life and I used to want to move out of state but it ain’t happening. Never gonna romanticize another city cause LA is the best. Sorry not sorry we just so diverse here.
15. I had a quinceañera with a pink fluffy dress and a crown and errthang. The entire party saw my birth video lmfao
16. My pronouns THEY/THEM
17. I care too much or I careless there’s no in between.
18. I love adventures! I would love to travel more.
19. I’m very much artistic!!
20. I battle with anxiety and depression
21. I’m trying!!!!!! 22. I hate lima beans but I’ll eat it
23. I’m Muslim and I don’t wear a hijab unless I’m at a mosque.
24. I don’t like bragging but if it inspires why not?!
25. I speak read and write Spanish and I understand spoken Arabic and can read Arabish (Arabic written in English lettering)
If ya read this far ily tell me what you like about me and I’ll do the same for you bb 💛🌻
Join us with Alice Farrow, BSc, IBCLC, Cert PPH for her presentation “Back to Basics for Cleft Lip and Palate: An Overview of Strategies to Support Lactation in the Neonatal Period and Beyond”. This presentation explores cleft types and their expected breastfeeding/chest feeding outcomes. Alice will share tools that lactation specialists can use to more effectively support parents when their baby is born with a cleft lip/palate.
Click through link in bio to learn more about this year’s speakers and topics or visit www.GOLDNeonatal.com.