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Eating and Drinking Before Surgery

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Before surgery:

  • NO solid food after midnight on your scheduled surgery day, including gum or candy
  • NO milk, juice or formula after midnight before the scheduled surgery day
  • NO clear liquids four hours before scheduled surgery time – clear liquids include water, Pedialyte®, Gatorade®, apple juice, Jell-O® (without fruit), Kool-Aid® and tea
  • NO breast milk after 3:30 a.m. the day of surgery

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