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Finding a Nasal Aspirator that works for a Cleft-Affected baby
The reason I am bringing this up is... I don't know if anyone else has tried to use a nasal aspirator on their CA infant. My infant daughter's nose on the cleft side is oval shaped so I couldn't get a good suction with the commonly used "bulb aspirator". My nurse at the hospital this weekend found an aspirator for me that works really well, it is called Medi-Bear infant nasal aspirator. It is made by Bruder Healthcare Company. I have a toll free number if anyone is interested in ordering one. It is 1-800-654-6558.
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