Why are some babies born with a cleft lip? What causes it?
Dr. Richard Lilleker
Dr. Richard Lilleker
Dentist
Basingstoke
Genetics and disruption of the baby's development by factors such as drugs, and possibly deficiency of folic acid.

Mr. Hagen Schumacher
Mr. Hagen Schumacher
Plastic surgeon
Huntingdon
There is a strong genetic element: it occurs once in 500 to once in 2500 births depending on the ethnic background of the parents.
It runs in families.
It is not commonly associated with associated problems (syndrome)
It can be caused by alcohol, smoking and certain drugs.

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