Eating and Drinking Guidelines

Food and drink limitations for children


Your child’s stomach must be completely empty before procedure or we will have to delay or cancel.

8 hours before

STOP regular diet.

May only have formula, milk and snack from list below.

formulaFormula

MilkMilk

dry bread or toastDry bread/toast (no butter or other spreads)

CerealCereal

crackersSaltines or rice crackers

applesauceApplesauce

6 hours before

STOP formula, snacks, milk

May only have clear liquids and breast milk.

Breastfeeding  Breast milk

WaterWater

Apple juiceApple juice

PedialytePedialyte

GelatinGelatin

PopsiclePopsicle

4 hours before

May only have clear liquids.

No breast milk  NO breast milk

WaterWater

Apple juiceApple juice

2 hours before

NOTHING including NO gum and NO candy, and NO clear liquids.

No water  NO water

NO gumNO gum

NO candyNO candy