Mikah’s Smile

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Mikah was born with a partial cleft lip in Utica, NY. We had seen the possible cleft on a 4d ultrasound. He was healthy and happy, and we loved his big smile.

At 3 months old, he had his lip revision surgery in Syracuse, NY with Dr. Tatum and his team. We have always been amazed at how great he looked immediately following. Dr Tatum is an artist surgeon, making children’s lives happier and healthier.

Mikah did struggle with drinking afterwards, being only exclusively breastfed and not being able to latch. We had to syringe feed pumped breast milk for 3 days until he could latch again.

At 4 years old, we decided to do a revision surgery on his lip because part of it popped out a bit. Again, Dr. Tatum did the revision and Mikah looks awesome! We are hoping for no more surgery, unless when hes older for cosmetic reasons.