A primipara mother has delivered a newborn baby with a cleft lip. While assessing the newborn, the nurse should assess for which of the following potential complications?
• Because of the cleft lip defect, the child may be unable to form the mouth around the nipple adequately, thereby requiring special devices to allow for breastfeeding and sucking.
• Some infants with a cleft lip have an accompanying deviated nasal septum that can impair air movement and respiratory status. However, the scenario presented does not mention a deviated septum.
• Neither GI function nor mobility is compromised in a patient with a cleft lip.