Word! Cleft Lip
Say: kleft lip
A cleft is a split between two things. Some babies are born with lips that haven't grown together while they were developing inside their mom. Cleft lips can make it hard for children to eat or talk. Surgery can fix a cleft lip.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2019 KidsHealth ® All rights reserved. Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com