Child's cleft lip. (C) istock. All rights reserved.Neonatal-Craniofacial Advanced Practice Specialists at UC Davis Children’s Hospital use telemedicine to provide consultations to parents of newborns with craniofacial abnormalities, such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

This program allows parents to take their newborn to their local health care provider’s office and obtain consultations with the specialists at UC Davis Children’s Hospital without traveling to Sacramento. The specialists at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital are able to provide advice to parents and health care providers about the unique feeding needs of babies with craniofacial abnormalities. They are also able to teach appropriate feeding techniques.